This vintage waterfall dresser had been spray painted with primer and used in a garage to store tools for many years. It was calling out to me to restore it. Unfortunately, when I stripped off the paint, the years of abuse and neglect were apparent! Cigarette burns were noted on the top and hundreds of scratches, gouges and marred areas littered the top and sides.
I have never seen such a badly damaged finish!
While these areas were not scratched very deep into the wood veneer, they were embedded with years and years of dirt, oil and grime! Simple sanding would never have gotten rid of them because it would have gone through the veneer.
More drastic measures were required. I kept asking myself, "Can I restore this original stained finish on the top and sides or should I just paint it and stain the drawers?" It certainly would have been easiest to simply paint the top and sides black and stain the drawers.
I wanted to give it my best to try to restore it ..... watch the video to see if I was successful!
To view the full video showing the entire restoration, click on the link below:
Supplies used in this video:
Mister for water
Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:
Irwin 24 inch bar clamp (I use at least 2 each time I need them)
5in Clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for delivery)
22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)
Please read all labels and follow all manufacturer safety recommendations when working with paints, stains, and other equipment and wear and use appropriate personal protection equipment. Viewers should attempt these projects at their own risk.