I thought that when we built our home we had plenty of storage on the main floor. Don’t get me wrong, we do have a lot of storage, but with crafting supplies and kid toys galore… it disappears fast.
I had been wanting a white dresser for our foyer to add some drawer space and lighten up the area.
I was in Goodwill and found this baby with an attached mirror for $15. It was in good shape, so I asked if they would take $10 and keep the mirror (I didn’t want the mirror). And, they did.
My friend (who is 4’9) and myself (who is 5’2) loaded this thing in her massive Ford truck and headed on our merry way.
I did not seem to take enough pictures during the process, so I will tell you what I did. I primed the entire piece after I removed hardware and washed it down. I used Rustoleum primer. Then I taped off the top and sprayed the rest with Rustoleum in Glossy White. I had to do several coats to make sure it covered well.
The top (which is a laminate) was done by sanding VERY gently and then staining with a dark walnut stain. I let the stain dry for several days and then I applied 3 coats of polycrylic to the top. I love the stuff!!! It is simply amazing to work with. I put it on with an old t-shirt of Mark’s. Perfect!!
Mark and Liam
finally put on the hardware. I kept the original hardware for the two top drawers and bought new hardware for the bottom drawers.
Here are the magnificent AFTER photos:
What do you think??? I love it. It is so simple and so cheap. The total project costed around $25- $30. Who can beat that???
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