DIY: Refinishing a Dresser with White Paint4:52 PM
DIY: Refinishing an ugly thrifted dresser with white paint is easy enough!
Find an Ugly Dresser at your local thrift store. I found this for like 20 bucks or something.
Remove all the hardware and clean it up.
I decided to try out this Sander Deglosser stuff to see if I could get away with no sanding. Surprisingly it worked wonders!
After applying it to all the dresser surfaces it left behind a rough/bare wood beneath. Go figure! Almost too easy!
After priming I painted the dresser with two very smooth coats of my favorite antique creamy white paint that I found at Home Depot.
After the two coats of paint were dry I used glossy polyurethane as the final coat. This made the dresser seem more durable and sealed the paint on.
The hardware was a little tricky to apply. None of the screws that came with the new hardware that I bought were long enough to screw on the hardware securely. Some genius out there invented the screws below!!!!! They rock whoever they are. I was able to measure how long I needed my screws to be and then cut off the excess. FABULOUS! (These screws were found right by the hardware at Home Depot.)
TaDa!!!! Easy as that! I decided to use this dresser as a T.V.stand/Movie holder/Toy holder. This makes it great to hide movies and toys out of view. Plus my son loves having a couple of drawers just for himself!