We found this dresser at our local thrift store. We had been looking for a sturdy tall dresser for Bennett’s room since my old high school dresser was just too wide for his room.
When looking for furniture to refinish regardless of appearance I always look 2 things. (1) Is it heavy? I look for heavy pieces because that means solid wood not wood veneers or thinly cut soft wood. Solid wood can always be sanded down and refinished. (2) Does it have dovetail drawers? Dovetail drawers usually (not always) mean quality construction.
The dresser had atleast 3 coats of chippy paint on it. It also was missing part of it’s front foot but Jason was sure he could fix it and for $50 we felt that it was worth it. I really like the style and shape of the original dresser. It reminded me of a dresser that you find in an old cottage.
Jason was able to fix the foot. He did an amazing job you can’t tell that it is missing. He sanded down the whole thing. We decided to be a little different and keep the wood on the front of the drawers.
Jason spray painted the body of the dresser and shellacked and added polyurethane to the drawers and the top of the dresser.
We found the compass knobs online from Hobby Lobby. At $2 each it was steal!
I love how it turned out. I will be sharing more of what we have been up to in Bennett’s room in the next few weeks:).
He wants a world / map / travel room. So we are hoping this dresser will go with the rest of what we have planned!
Below is the nautical dresser in Ben’s finished (Yay!) Navy Boys Bedroom.
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