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How to Salvage Your Damaged Dresser with Furniture Paint

October 29, 2019
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Does your dresser have scratched wood and missing drawers? No problem! Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture saved this dresser from the dump with the help of Simplicity furniture paint!

Hello everyone!

I love fall, but now I'm looking forward to my other favourite holiday: Christmas.

When I’m looking for a piece of furniture I always look to see what catches my eye and what I can do to it. I saw this dresser and knew what I wanted to do with it. I wanted it to have legs and a new top. The one drawer was broken during the move with the owner so I knew I would make that drawer space into a shelf. When painting that space, make sure to paint the whole top inside white because you will see it from the shelf up.

My idea was to make the top grey stain, and the body white. First I lightly sanded the piece and then used vinegar to clean it. I primed it with two coats of primer and I painted the legs that I had pre-ordered.

The top is solid wood cut into two boards and stained in grey (same with the shelf). The shelf had two support boards underneath and several vertical boards on top.

I also painted the hardware white. I wasn’t sure about keeping the original drawer pulls but they turned out perfectly!

I painted the entire piece in 2-3 coats of Simplicity. Once dry, the top and shelf were glued and nailed securely.

I sealed the entire piece including the top and the shelf in a clear top coat.

To attach the legs I cut two blocks of two by fours and glued and screwed them together. The legs came with metal plates that you attach on to the last piece of wood. Make sure they are secured tightly.

Thank you so much for reading!

Megan {Lubbly Jubbly Furniture}

Hi there, I’m Megan from Lubbly Jubbly Furniture. I grew up in the UK and came to Canada when I was 17.  I am a Mother of 4 and married to my amazing husband – this business of mine wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for him. I started painting furniture almost four years ago as a hobby grew to a real business in March of 2018. I love to restore furniture and just starting painting canvases as well. I’m really enjoying what I do and I continue to work harder and have fun while doing it!

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