Hi everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend celebrating the birth of our country!!
I wanted to give you a peak at one of the furniture pieces in the girls' room that I stripped and refinished. This was my grandmother's dresser, and I always loved it. It was always white with gold trim and sat very happily in her pink bedroom. I was lucky enough to get it several years ago. The only before shot I have is this very grainy snap, but you can get an idea of what it looked like.
This was actually the first piece I stripped and refinished. I have to say it was not easy, and I SO wanted to give up. It is a very tedious process, but well worth it if the wood underneath is good. In this case, it was. Here is what I used...I find it at Walmart, but it is available on amazon.com. I have never found this anywhere else. I prefer using products that are water based if possible, and this is just the best, safe stripper I have found.
After several days of stripping, scraping, steel wool, then sanding and coating with polyurethane, here is the finished product...
I used a satin finish because I didn't want shine, and this has held up very well. Unfortunately, I do not have room to use it myself, so my 11-year old, who is named for my grandmother, is using it. She is loving it!
I had to be really careful with this veneer while stripping the paint, but it held up very well.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing my old dresser which has been given a new lease on life! It's part of my "worst room" makeover which I will be posting this week.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! Enjoy your day tomorrow:-)
I'll be joining
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
so be sure to go by there and take a look!!