Before & After: Stripping Paint to Reveal a Walnut Dresser

published Aug 7, 2012
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Stripping paint often proves time-consuming, frustrating, and sometimes even dangerous — but just as often, it’s worth the effort! This dresser (seen here without its drawers) was found with layers of paint — a thick coat of white being the most recent.

The Crafty Canadian (from Crafty in Canada) did some research on the manufacturer and made an educated guess that underneath the layers of paint there would be beautiful solid walnut. So she pushed up her sleeves and got to work:

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

She also found some hardware that was more appropriate to the date of the piece, and painted the handles and keyhole covers a matte black. The final product: a gorgeously restored piece with an original, timeless look.

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

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