Before & After: Restoring a Discarded Dresser

Crafty in Canada

Titia was out running errands when she decided to swing by one of her favorite junk stores. While wending her way through back streets, she came upon a treasure trove of furniture just being discarded, and hopped out to look. Her luck held when she found two pieces she knew she could work with — and when a passerby offered to help her load them into her car!

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Even before she began stripping off that terrible brown paint, Titia was certain she had found a very special piece. Solid wood, no veneer, beautiful grain — Titia knew almost immediately that this dresser would be getting refinished and not repainted. Some new knobs (that she picked up the same day she found the dresser) and some walnut stain, and Titia had turned this discarded dresser into a true treasure.

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