DIY: Dresser Transformation

Hey Guys! Today's post is a DIY dresser transformation. So this dresser was an unexpected find, I was driving through a residential neighborhood and saw this dresser sitting on the curb with a for sale sign. I scored this dresser for $30 which was a great deal considering it is solid wood. Originally it was a light colored unstained wood but it had some sticker residue and crayon marks on it. So I stained it this dark color you see in the picture and added new knobs. This was years ago so this dresser has been through a lot, one cross country move and one local move. So it was time for a fresh new look, first I started by cleaning the dresser off with just a damp rag and then dried it off with a dry rag. I removed the knobs and drawers and used my sander with an 80 grit sandpaper to remove the old stain. After sanding, I wiped the excessive saw dust off with a dry rag and went back through it with my sander again this time using 100 grit sandpaper just to smooth is … [Read more...]

Furniture Makeover | Nightstand

Hey Guys! Today's post is a DIY furniture makeover on a pair of nightstands. (This post only shows one nightstand because why show you same thing twice?) First I started out with a pair of nightstands that I bought off of Craigslist for $5 each. Here is what they looked like when I bought them. The first step is to wipe down the furniture, you want your piece to be free from any dust or debris. I took a damp rag and wiped it down and then a dry rag to dry it off. After about 1o minutes I began sanding my piece. I have an electric sander and I used 220 grit sandpaper. The reason for the sanding process is because this nightstand was already stained and had a protective coat on it. I wanted to sand it down a bit to remove that protective coat so that my paint would stick. My nightstands were very low to the ground and I wanted to bring them up a bit so I went on Amazon and found a set of furniture feet. I ended spray painting them with this matte gray color. I … [Read more...]