Bi-Centinel Dresser

January 20th, 2011 in member junk     
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Here is a dresser that I found with my husband last summer while yard saleing. It was free! It was that 1970s dark walnut color and two of the drawers corners was damaged pretty bad. Well, I told my husband we are getting that and he thought I had lost my mind! It was so ugly and this was mid morning and no one had grabed this! I was shocked it was still there. The top of the dresser was so gouged and scratched and with the drawers damaged I told him trust me I can make this look awesome. The condition told me what I would do with it. No brainer, DISTRESSED look!
Different view. This is a dresser from 1976. I know this because of the paper in the drawers. I will have to show a pic of the inside of drawers in another listing.
I dont know if you can make out the damage on the two drawers, but giving the paint job a distressed look you cant hardly notice it anymore.
Here is the top, it was real bad so I crackled just the top. Again it camouflaged it real well.
Here is a close up of how I was able to keep the original stain in tack. I rubbed vasoline everywhere I didnt want the paint to stick. I did this cause I didnt want to sand through original color. Painted right over the area and when paint was dried just wiped it off.
Here is a dresser that I found with my husband last summer while yard saleing. It was free! It was that 1970s dark walnut color and two of the drawers corners was damaged pretty bad. Well, I told my husband we are getting that and he thought I had lost my mind! It was so ugly and this was mid morning and no one had grabed this! I was shocked it was still there. The top of the dresser was so gouged and scratched and with the drawers damaged I told him trust me I can make this look awesome. The condition told me what I would do with it. No brainer, DISTRESSED look!

Here is a dresser that I found with my husband last summer while yard saleing. It was free! It was that 1970's dark walnut color and two of the drawers corners was damaged pretty bad. Well, I told my husband we are getting that and he thought I had lost my mind! It was so ugly and this was mid morning and no one had grabed this! I was shocked it was still there. The top of the dresser was so gouged and scratched and with the drawers damaged I told him trust me I can make this look awesome. The condition told me what I would do with it. No brainer, DISTRESSED look!


This is a 1970s dresser I found at a yard sale for free! I painted and distressed it. It is all wood and my husband soaped the drawers and it works wonderfully.


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Comments (7)

SantaClaus writes: Great job camouflaging the bumps & bruises. I can see I spend too much time using wood filler - LOL. You should show these photos to the person giving away this dresser; he'd be shocked!
Posted: 2:06 am on July 6th
BillyJo writes: Love the work. Nice idea with vasoline too. BillyJo Posted: 5:07 pm on January 23rd
oldnews writes: This is really a beautiful piece! I love it! Marie Posted: 5:57 pm on January 22nd
jodygale writes: That is lovely. Way to see a diamond in the rough! Posted: 7:41 pm on January 20th
farmgrl79 writes: That is beautiful! Very nicely done :) Posted: 3:06 pm on January 20th
RustyDiva writes: Paint is just a miracle worker - great job! Posted: 10:58 am on January 20th
MossyLady writes: Good job! It never ceases to amaze me how paint can transform an ugly duckling piece of furniture. Congratulations! Posted: 10:45 am on January 20th
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