Restoring bedroom dressers bought at a garage sale

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Project by Ram5703 posted 04-19-2018 02:28 PM 1014 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter went to a moving sale one day and called me and asked if she bought this dresser set would we( I ) be able to paint it because she did not think the color would go with her décor. I said that it should not be a problem. So she purchased all them for $75.00. It took two trips to bring the dressers to Dad’s garage.The pieces were pretty chipped up so I got out my orbital sander and started to sand not thinking that I was going to strip them completely but, just remove enough paint to change color and get rid of the chipped spots. After a bit of sanding I realized these were fairly nice solid wood pieces. So after stripping the first and smallest one I decided to do them all. Three days later they were all naked. She decide on gunstock stain so a day to stain and let dry. Then some water born clear and this is the final product. She made out like a bandit! she ended up with a set of dressers worth about $1500.00 to $2000.00 or more set. This was well worth the time ( one week total ) and it gave her retired Dad a project to keep him occupied for a week!

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#1 posted 04-19-2018 06:59 PM

Great buy and great save. Very nice patient work.

PS – Like you did in the finished product shot, hold your phone horizontally for all shots and your pictures will post correctly.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#2 posted 04-19-2018 07:32 PM

New life to some nice old furniture.
Refinishing is one of my least favorite wood working projects so good on you.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 04-19-2018 08:57 PM

You found some wonderful pieces and made very well restauration job.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-20-2018 01:09 AM

Nice save, even better you did something like this for the daughter.

Nice work!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 04-22-2018 02:28 AM

They came out very nice

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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