I found this great solid wood dresser for only $30 at a local thrift store. A couple of the drawers were starting to fall apart and it looked like someone had painted a room and didn't bother to cover the dresser, but otherwise was in pretty good shape.
I liked the dresser and especially love the hardware, but I wanted to make it a little more my style.
I began by staining the dresser using Varathane Wood Stain, in the Carrington color. I just bought the smallest size and it was more than enough to refinish the entire dresser with a lot leftover. I used a standard size paint brush and just brushed it on. I have painted many pieces of furniture, but never realized how easy and fast it is to stain wood.
I discovered that the drawers that were falling apart had mostly just slipped out of their tracks.
I had to bend a few of the nails back, and then used wood glue to secure the drawers into shape. I placed a bunch of books on the the drawer to hold it down while the glue dried.
|Pour the glue into the tracks to strengthen the drawer|
While at Home Depot (by the way this post is not sponsored by Home Depot- but if they ever wanted to sponsor a post, I sure wouldn't complain); the guy in the paint department was extremely helpful and taught me how to "Paint with spray paint"
Painting With Spray Paint
Small Paint Brushes (that you most likely will never be able to get clean so will throw away after)
Container to spray paint in