Before & After – Wastell Dresser

I’m running out of names for all of my projects.

If I name them by colour, then do I name them the colour before or after the transformation?

If I just number them, I can’t find them when I want to pull up the images.

This two tone dresser I decided to name after the donor…  Thank you so much “Wastell’s”!

I’ll start with the before and afters this time – just in case you have to run and can’t read the whole post.

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two tone dresser, dresser makeover, painted furniture, painted dresser, Wastell dresser

How’d I get from before/boring to the after two tone dresser?

This is Wastell when it arrived at my house;

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 It was actually in much better condition than most of the pieces I have in the garage right now, but it did need a little clean up to get rid of scuffs, chips and watermarks.

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My SIL had asked if she could have this one for her front hallway.
She wanted a statement piece as a console table that would also store all of the hats, mitts etc that seem to end up by the door.  A two tone dresser in a bold colour seemed like the perfect compliment.

Off we go – sand ‘er down!

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The top she wanted stained, so I had to go all the way down to bare wood.
The drawers she wanted painted, so I just had to clean them up a bit.
SIL wanted to add her own hardware, so she asked that I fill in the holes from where the old handles were.

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A coat of wood conditioner for the top – prior to staining;

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Then 3 coats of stain (this is just after it was painted on, I wiped it down after about 15 minutes of ‘soak-in-time’).

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SIL chose Benjamin Moore’s Juneau Spring for the body of our two tone dresser (aka Wastell).
Given that it was going to be a console table, I chose to use the “Advance” formula which I’ve found withstands wear and tear much better than other paint formulas.

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two tone dresser, dresser makeover, painted furniture, painted dresser, Wastell dresser

I might not have put these colours together myself, but now that I’ve seen how beautiful it is on this two tone dresser, I think I’ll add it to my repertoire.

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I don’t have a photo of this two tone dresser at my Sister-in-laws house (with the hardware on), but believe me when I say it was the perfect addition and is quite striking against a greige foyer wall!

Have a great one!

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