Monday, November 11, 2019

Westminster Green Vintage Long dresser Makeover

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beat up old vintage dresser given a refresh with general finishes westminster green milk paint and gel stain
Welcome back my Beauties!
I am excited to be back with another makeover!
I spotted this baby at the local thrift store and ran right up to it.
It was price really cheap since it was missing most of the hardware and was pretty beat up, but I didn't let that stop me.
It was solid wood and I knew it wouldn't take much to bring it back to a beautiful piece of furniture.

vintage long dresser given updated look with paint and gel stain wood filler sanding refinishing
I looked through my stash to see if I had extra hardware in this style but I didn't. 
This age of piece the replacement hardware gets a bit expensive so I decided to just fill the extra holes and use knobs instead which would cost way less than pulls.
So I filled the extra with wood filler and let it set.

sanding and refinishing top of old dresser using ryobi cordless sander and using general finishes gel stain

While that was setting I grabbed my Ryobi Cordless sander and took the beat up old finish off the top of the dresser.
refinishing dresser top using general finishes gel stain diy
Once I got the finish off and wiped the whole thing down with tack cloth  I could put on my finish.
It gave a nice rich finish to the top.

Once it was dry I used General finishes top coat in Satin to protect it.

general finishes gel stain in mahogany dresser makeover

I mean, look at that grain! The stain really made it POP!
general finishes milk paint in westminster green painted dresser makeover
Once the top had cured and I had sanded the base down and wiped it down I could start on painting it.
I wanted to use a color that would work with the warm rich top so I picked General finishes in Westminster Green!
westminster green dresser makeover using milk paint and copper hardware

Look how much better those drawers look!
I decided to accent them with some copper knobs
before and after vintage long dresser makeover using general finishes gel stain and milk paint in westminster green

I think you will agree it all worked together!
Vintage long dresser makeover using general finishes milk paint in westminster green and gel stain in mahogany diy before and after
I love that I was able to save a piece that others had passed over!
It took a little work, but I think it was worth it!
westminster green long vintage dresser makeover diy general finishes milk paint and gel stain

I hope you enjoyed this makeover!
I will be back again soon I hope, with another!
Until next time;
Have a BEAUTIFUL day! 
General finishes Westminster green milk paint and gel stain vintage dresser makeover diy before and after


Betty said...

This is absolutely stunning!!