copy cat dresser

Jed and I refinished this rose dresser a few months back and I just loved how it turned out so I decided to copy it. It's not the exact same color, but fairly similar. We purchased this dresser from craigslist... of course. It was solid wood (which is a must) and all the drawers were dove tailed and the tracks worked good. All of which is what we look for when finding furniture to refinish. If it doesn't have those qualities its most likely not worth the effort of fixing it up.

It was a pretty straight forward project of sanding, staining, priming, and painting. We did redrill the holes for the knobs to fit the antique finished pulls that I scored for $2 from hobby lobby.
dresser before

dresser: $30 (Craigslist)
paint: $3 (Valspar--Lowes)
wood filler: on hand
knobs: $12--Hobby Lobby
total: $45

funny story... we ended up selling this dresser to a family that we go to church with, but had no idea it was them until they showed up at our house! 

1 notes:

Whitney said...

Haha! That's awesome

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