Suggestions on Refinishing This Dresser?

Suggestions on Refinishing This Dresser?

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Janel Laban
Oct 15, 2009

Q: I just purchased this buffet (larger photo below) off of Craigslist. I intend to use it as a dresser in a bedroom once it is refinished. My quandary is I'm not sure how I want it to be finished. I would like to use a combo of paint and stain, but what combo? Dark wood and black paint? Dark wood and white paint? Light wood and black paint? Do I paint the drawers and stain the rest, or vice versa?

What to do? So many options that I am feeling stalled by the possibilities. The only thing I know for certain is I am going to paint the interior blue, but I want the exterior paint to be either black or white - no color paint on the exterior. Perhaps the astute eyes and opinions of the Apartment Therapy crowd can help me.

Also, and recommendations on sanders? Should I buy a random orbital or just a regular hand held?

Your help is greatly appreciated!

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