Before & After: A Dresser Gets Dressed Up With Contrast

published Feb 21, 2014
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(Image credit: Scott Brabson)

Scott picked up this dresser years ago, long before he realized he could, “do cool things with his hands.” Just wait until you see what he did.

(Image credit: Scott Brabson)

White + gleamy wood has to be one of our favorite combinations ever. Nice choice.

Scott breaks down his process:

The steps were pretty straightforward as were the tools:

-Masking tape
-Hands (no screws in my dresser’s construction)
-Cloth (for application)
-Spray paint
-Spray primer

After taking things apart, I sanded the poly off of any part that’d be finished with Briwax. The drawers didn’t need sanding. I sprayed primer and then white lacquer. I only wanted the faces white, so I made sure to tape off appropriately.

I had the Briwax on hand, so the total cost for this project was about $18 for the spray paint. A new can of Briwax should run you about $18-$20, and can be found at some hardware stores, and definitely at a woodworking supply shops.

See more at Forest and Filament.

Thank you Scott!