Welcome back my Beauties.
We are working through the winter here and keeping busy to pass the long cold winter.
One of the projects I have been working was this beat up Duncan Phyfe
Chest of drawers.
I picked it up at my local thrift shop and couldn't wait to get it home to
start working on it.
First though, I had to take care of some major cosmetic flaws.
The veneer was breaking off on parts of the drawers and a very big portion of the top.
Luckily I had come across this before.
You can see my post way back when I first started blogging
of how to repair missing veneer HERE.
I will also give a quick run through for this post.
Here you can see the biggest portion of the missing veneer.
I always have rolls of iron on veneer on hand for these small little fixes.
In order to make the repair you need to even up the veneer.
I simple use a straight edge to cut the old veneer in a straight line and line up my new veneer.
Once I have it lined up I simply use my Clothes Iron to iron the veneer on.
Normally I would use a cloth on top of the piece of furniture to protect the wood finish but as you can see there wasn't a lot of hope for this piece and wasn't worried about messing up the finish so I just ironed it straight onto the dresser, repeating the process for a couple of the drawer fronts.
Once the new veneer was in place and cooled I could take my orbital sander to the piece and prep the whole thing for painting
Now it was finally time to paint.
I grabbed my General Finishes Charleton Blue Chalk Style paint and got to work.
I gave the dresser 2 coats and then lightly distressed the piece.
I also gave it a slight glaze to give it a more old looking finish.
Once that was dry I used General Finishes Satin finish to protect the piece.
While all that was drying to make the piece pop with a little detail I simply painted the
original hardware with Gold Paint.
I put all the hardware back on and the piece was ready to be photographed.
I still can't believe this was the same piece from the beginning of this post.
It was a bit of work but I always enjoy making over a piece that was given up on.
I think you will agree it was worth the work.
I hope you guys enjoyed this makeover and I look forward
to more makeovers coming up soon.
Until next time,
Go Make someones day BEAUTIFUL!