Shoshana Gosselin
Interior Designers & Decorators
DIY Dresser-A Buffet Get A New Look & Function traditional

DIY Dresser-A Buffet Get A New Look & Function

A buffet purchased for $75 gets re-purposed as a dresser for a bedroom.

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Step 2 - If your piece has a light coat of varnish over the stain like this one does, you need to sand it so the paint will adhere. I used medium grit sandpaper (80-120). You can use an electric sander, or by hand if you are up to the challenge. Rough up all areas of the furniture going in the direction of the grain. You don't need to take the stain off, just This is the time consuming part but worth it!! After, run a tack cloth (attracts and traps small particles) over it to remove all the dust from the sanding. If your furniture has nicks or scratches you can repair them using wood filler that can be sanded and is paintable. Using my finger I applied enough to cover the damage, waited for it to dry, then sanded the surface smooth. You can pick up wood filler at any home improvement store.Are you replacing the pulls on the drawers and/or cabinets of your furniture? If so, make sure your replacement pulls fit the current holes. If not, you can fill in the hole using the wood filler, and drill new holes.
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