Before & After: Yellowed Dresser Gets Restored

Before & After: Yellowed Dresser Gets Restored

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Tara Bellucci
Mar 10, 2015
(Image credit: Krizia Villanueva )

Normally a member of the tribe of wood painters, Krizia decided this dresser was too lovely to coat. She did decide to ditch the yellowing finish and give it a refresh, though. See the results:

(Image credit: Krizia Villanueva )

From Krizia:

This is a dresser I picked up not too long ago from Craigslist for $60! The shape was so gorgeous and I loved the size and bulk of the piece. What I didn't love was the dated yellowish finish and there were plenty of scratches and scuff marks everywhere. I usually paint a lot of my furniture (yes I'm one of those!), but I had no intentions of painting this one the moment I saw it. I really wanted to revitalize it and make it beautiful again. The grain of the wood was stunning but it didn't seem like it was showing as much as it should.
After sanding and stripping, I used a gorgeous color stain called Brazilian Rosewood by Minwax. I sealed it with an oil & urethane finish by General Finishes and buffed up the hardware. The whole process took somewhere around 10 hours, but worth every minute. I'm in love with the way it turned out. A friend of mine saw it and snatched it up so it is not for sale!

Check out more on Krizia's blog, Oak + Olive.

Thank you, Krizia!

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