Life had not treated this dresser well. It had deep gouges, scratches, pink glitter nail polish and ink doodlings of names all over it.
The top was in really bad condition with it missing a chunk of it's corner. Handsome handy husband removed the top and we determined there was enough of an overhang that we (he) could trim the damaged section right off. Once that was done, I went to work sanding while he went to work on the Triple Rocker.
We patched up the holes on the lower drawers because we were switching from two single knobs to one long drawer pull for each of the four bottom drawers. The top row of drawers looks like four little drawers, but it's not. It's two drawers masquerading as four drawers. I told you this was a naughty dresser. Kind of a little prankster if you ask me.
I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone and paint this yellow. Well, that looked beyond ugly. So, I played it safe and repainted it all white. It looked good. Until the knot holes showed up AFTER it had been painted and poly'ed. I should have known better. I plead too excited about the Triple Rocker that I wasn't thinking straight on this one. That and I was distracted by my husband's handsomeness and his way around power tools. By the way, that fly above DID NOT live happily ever after. Actually, that may or may not be true. I might have killed one of his relatives and not actually him. Either way, I exacted my revenge on the little bug(ger).
Let me tell you about this point I was cursing the paint I was using. As is our way, if we have paint in our stash to use up, we use it up. The white paint we had on hand. I will never buy the brand again. I'll be glad when it's gone. It's not that it's not pretty, it's too thin and requires several more coats than should be necessary. After the knot holes appeared, I had to begin again. Priming it a few times and then repainting it. Success. Triple H then poly'ed it again using his sprayer.
While the body of the dresser proved a challenge, the top went rather well. We applied a dark walnut stain to it, giving it two or three coats. I honestly can't remember. Then Triple H gave it three coats of poly. I love the top now. That picture to the right is it BEFORE the poly. So, that picture doesn't show how awesome it really is. It. Is. Be. You. T. Ful.
I purchased bird knobs and long cool pulls. I painted the little birdies to match the pulls. I'm quite the expert at matching paint. One of my many hidden talents. Triple H replaced the missing drawer guides while I attached the knobs/pulls.
Let's check this little birdy dresser out now...
There you be! The poor beat up knotty pine dresser that had been set outside for the trash is getting ready to live a life of luxury with it's new family. I hate to see it go. I'm gonna miss it. It taught me a lot, this little dresser, but it's been sold already and it's time for it to move on. It'll enjoy a nice view of the river and some trees at its new place and can watch a little girl that calls me "Taffy" grow up.
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