Before & After: A Dated Dresser Gets a Facelift

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19-year-old college student Reeves picked up this dresser at an auction because she loved its clean lines and shape, but it needed a bit of an upgrade.  

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After prepping with a good sanding, she gave this beauty a new look with Sherwin Williams' Smoky Blue paint. To prevent bleed through, she used two coats of water-based poly and, once the paint cured, lightly distressed the detailing and sealed it with wax.  The new, white hardware really pops against the updated color. 

It's new and fresh but hasn't lost its vintage charm. 

Great job Reeves!

(Images: Reeves)

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