ugly duckling dresser gets a makeover

This week, my challenge was to make this $10 dresser shine. There, I finally got to say it. Yes, the dresser that was being loaded onto the Salvation Army truck, off to an unknown destination (probably the incinerator), was only $10. I knew there was potential; especially at $10. This is why I was sad when I realized my Mom and I wouldn’t be able lift it, to load it up and bring it home. Here’s the first dresser post, if you’d like to read about it.

Before…

This week's AH Challenge - A dresser in need of some paint & love!

This week’s AH Challenge – A dresser in need of some paint & love!

When Jerry brought this thing home, all he could do was shake his head. He was certain this could NOT be the dresser I wanted.

BUT look at her now!

I'm excited about how this dresser rehab turned out! Not that big of deal to paint the laminate top either.

I’m excited about how this dresser rehab turned out! Not that big of deal to paint the laminate top either.

I worked on this little bits here and there:

1. Removed the ugly drawer liner with my new heat gun

2. Used the hand sander to sand the laminate top a bit, and clean up the dresser overall

3. I put a couple coats of oil based primer on the laminate top and on the dresser. The primer helps to seal in any old funk, oh, and a word of warning. I have a large kitchen / dining room area with stone floors, so I paint there. Warning, oil base primer is incredibly stinky…I think we all got a contact high from the primer before we moved it outside to dry.

4. Then painted the drawers white, and the other bits gray

5. I left the hardware as is

Vintage radio, lamp, and bird statue (Mario)

Vintage radio, lamp, and bird statue (Mario)

Heat gun makes removing ugly drawer liner pretty easy

Heat gun makes removing ugly drawer liner pretty easy

p.s. There is still some sticky left over from the drawer liner paper. I’m thinking I’ll just put a light coat of matte polyurethane to seal it up.

Check in Monday to see what my next weekly crafty challenge is. xxoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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