Remember that sneak peak I gave you all last week of the two dressers that I was going to redo for a client? Oh my goodness am I in love with how they came out! Here is the before picture in case you missed the post.
This was a fun one! I started off by doing a little sanding. The client had asked for the top and drawers to be a dark stain so I really had to focus on those areas getting them down to the bare wood. This wood sanded like a champ though. Beautifully! I used my favorite Black & Decker Orbital Sander for this job.
The next thing in store was staining the tops and the drawers. I apologize- I should have taken a picture of the drawers for you guys. I like to use the gel stain. Here is the exact one I used from Amazon. It is my affiliate link 🙂 Minwax Gel Stain- Coffee color. I brushed it on and then wiped it off with a rag. I learned quickly how fast this stain dried! I originally did the whole top but it became tacky FAST. From there on out I worked in small sections. I let this dry overnight before painting the rest. Here is what I used to paint the rest of the dresser.
The next day I paint two coats of this paint onto the base of the dresser. Again I let this dry overnight between coats. Once it was completely dry I distressed it with some sandpaper and put on some new hardware. Like I said I just love these pieces and fingers crossed my clients will too! Let me know what you think in the comments below!