Before & After: Refinishing an MCM Dresser

published Dec 12, 2012
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Reeves was privileged enough to have this dresser fall into her lap when her uncle decided it no longer fit his lifestyle. He in turn had been given the dresser by her dad many years before, so Reeves now has a piece of family history in her home.

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Sadly, this dresser had seen some heavy use over the years, use that left its mark. Reeves sanded the entire dresser, then restained the piece with Rustoleum Dark Walnut. Unfortunately, the stain didn’t absorb evenly on the top because of existing water damage, so Reeves was forced to paint the top white instead. She covered the piece in polyurethane, the replaced four of the five legs.

Read more about the transformation and see more photos on Reeves’ blog, The Weathered Door.

(Images: Reeves/The Weathered Door)