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A “quick” buffet redo

Hey there! Today I am going to show you a “quick” dresser re-do. If anyone ever tells you painting furniture is easy and quick… I am guessing the possibility exists, they have never done it or done it correctly…. so while this is one of the fastest dresser/buffet revamps I’ve ever done.. you’ll see it still a lot of work.

I found this piece at a yard sale, maybe two years ago and I’ve been waiting for it to speak to me…

SxS Vogue Dresser before

Dog chewed corners and all… Ew, right?! Shabby Paints introduced a new color- “Vogue” and I knew EXACTLY the piece. I dragged it into the shop:

SxS dresser before in shop

I cleaned the whole thing with soap and warm water… and gave it a quick scuff sand… Why? Well let me show you why I scuff sand:

SxS why I scuff sand

Those two spots are waxy build up that before I did a quick scuff, I couldn’t see. The paint would have had adhesion issues in those two spots, and Ugh.. weird shapes and all.. and my reputation would be at stake. No thanks, it’s just easier to run some sandpaper quickly over the piece to make sure it’s ready than to try to repair and then blend it later after I’m done.. saves some heartache. So I cleaned that up and got to work on those dog chewed corners…

SxS dog chewed corner

Sanded them down and then instead of wood filler, I used Shabby Paints “Texture” product. It’s great for building 3-D relief with stencils… and it makes a great wood filler!

SxS Shabby Paints texture product. jpg

Once I smoothed it all over, I went to town on the rest of the piece. I filled in a some random gouges and scrapes:

SxS random scatch filed in with textre

and I repaired the drawer sides.. first with glue and a tiny paintbrush:

SxS drawer sides

then with my super awesome Ryobi Air Strike brad nailer. (seriously my favorite tool EVER):

RYOBI Brad nailer

Once done it looked like this on the front:

SxS brad nails

So I filled that in with texture product too. Then checked on the sides….they still weren’t dry.

SxS Shabby Paints texture drying

Once they were, you can tell the difference.

SxS shabby paints texture corner

I sanded those out, painted the whole thing with two coats of Vogue and used Black reVAX over the whole thing. I painted the handles in Licorice and sealed them with Varnish to give it some shine… Here’s the finished product:

SxS Vogue Dresser After

I’m super pleased with the way it turned out.. just like I pictured. I am sure it’ll be happy in its new home.. speaking of which, wouldn’t you like to have it in yours? ๐Ÿ˜‰




(While Ryobi has offered me tools and products for testing all opinions expressed are my own and always will be)

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  • Reply
    March 25, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Beautiful job, Scottie. You are so talented.

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      March 25, 2015 at 8:24 PM

      Thank you Farida! You’re very kind.

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    Ruth Anne
    March 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    The buffet turned out so nicely! Thanks for posting and sharing the Shabby Paints texture product–great to know about a new filler for wood gouges.

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      March 25, 2015 at 8:25 PM

      Thank you Ruth Anne! I think it’s always nice to know there are alternatives to what you find on the shelf at the hardware store.

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    September 24, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    That color is absolutely beautiful. If I had the time and patience I would so do that color to a dresser for my spare bedroom. Sigh. I’ll just totally stare at yours in the meantime ๐Ÿ™‚

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      September 24, 2015 at 4:31 PM

      Thank you so much! It’s one of my favorite colors.. it’s all over in the “new” house.

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