Before & After: Trash to Treasure Dresser

Before & After: Trash to Treasure Dresser

Colleen Quinn
Sep 9, 2011

When Rinni picked up this dresser, she knew it was going to need a LOT of work to bring it back to life. Thankfully, she was on the lookout for a time intensive project for her dad, who is temporarily living with her (and her twins) while her husband is overseas.

The ability to look past this battered top to see the potential in this piece is surely the mark of a true DIY expert. Rinni and her dad chipped away at the old veneer until the top was smooth, then used a dark walnut stain and a dark wax to bring this dresser back to life. The finished product is a testament to their hard work and to the resilience of vintage wood furniture. Though she originally planned to sell the redone dresser, the end result was so lovely, she and her dad are keeping it.

For the full details and more projects by Rinni, check out her blog Rinni's Playground.

Images: Rinni's Playground

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