Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
From time to time I bring home these pretty horrendous pieces of furniture. My husband's reaction is always pretty priceless, but he trusts me enough to let me do my thing and create an original piece for our home.
A few months ago I decided to take on the task of remodeling our basement (pictures coming in the near future). Of course that meant we would need a few substantial pieces of furniture. I found this dresser on Craigslist and it was... well, as you can see not in the best shape. However, all the drawers were in working order and it was a nice sturdy piece of furniture. I had a creative vision to transform the dresser into a TV console for the basement - as it had ample storage for DVDs and what-not.
It was a long process, but I'm very pleased with the results.
8/21/2013 01:39:18 pm
Callista R Bond
8/22/2013 12:48:49 am
8/25/2013 11:58:30 am
Hey there, did you have to sand this first? Also what product did you use to stain in that color and finish it? I'm starting a project this week and this is an inspiration to me! Great job.
Callista R Bond
8/25/2013 02:49:26 pm
Hi Brooke! I used two different types of stains actually. After I stripped and sanded the dresser I used Minwax Gel Stain in Hickory for the first two coats. Allow dry time in between coats. On the third coat I used Minwax Wood Finish Stain (non gel) in Dark Hickory. After the stain was dry, I applied two coats of Tung Oil Finish. The hardware I found on clearance at a local knobs and pulls store. My only recommendation is to make sure you reinforce your shelves after removing the drawers. That way it will be able to support your DVD player or game console. I reinforced the top shelf, but not the bottom as the reinforcing bar would have prevented the drawers from being pushed all the way in.
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