Dressers · Furniture Makeovers

Onyx Tall Dresser

This fabulous dresser was generously given to me by one of the teachers at my son’s school.  It was her aunt’s and she had hated to part with it but had no room in her house for it.  I had a previous client who was in the market for a dresser for her bedroom and when I saw this piece, I knew that it would work beautifully in her home.

My client loved the dresser and wanted me to paint it a black distressed finish. It was in pretty good shape except for some poorly repaired wood putty in some areas, which I easily fixed sanding and or removing the old wood putty adding new wood filler in some areas and then sanding and priming.

I made my own chalk paint with Behr paint and primer in one in Onyx Black and plaster of paris and went to work.  I took off all the hardware from the drawers as well and used Rustoleum’s spray paint/primer in one in Carbon Mist. I left the top of the dresser wood. I used stripper to take off the old finish and then sanded with my palm sander.  I used Minwax wood conditioner and then a gel stain in Mahogany. I applied 3-4 coats of  Minwax’s hand rubbed polyurethane after the stain had dried.

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