Before & After: A Fresher Dresser

published Feb 3, 2015
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(Image credit: Nicole Phillips)

This old dresser had lovely detail and potential, but badly damaged drawer fronts prevented a traditional restoration. Some fresh coats of glossy white later:

(Image credit: Nicole Phillips)

From Nicole:

This dresser had a badly worn veneer with chipped edges and deeply scratched surfaces. The drawers were in bad shape, so they were sanded, patched and painted. The top was in decent shape so it was sanded and oiled along with the legs and decorative trim on the drawer fronts. The hardware was brass plated, instead of painting it, they were cleaned with a natural mixture of baking soda and vinegar to bring back the shine. The final result is a vintage modern look of wood and gloss white.

For more photos and information, check out Nicole’s blog, Visual Heart.

Thank you, Nicole!