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Restoration of Damaged Mid Century Modern Dresser

This Mid-Century Modern Dresser was severely damaged with 2 coats of paint, 1 coat of primer as well as the original finish. This video shows you how I brought this dresser back to life so it will become a treasured heirloom for the lucky family that purchases it.

I have never been so challenged in refinishing a piece of furniture. I learned some new techniques that I share with you- such as how to veneer a drawer easily. This video is posted on YouTube. The link to this video is :

Supplies used in this restoration

Fraction Tape Measure

Ovation paint by Lowes in the color NEW BLACK

Ryobi cordless orbital sander

Sanding discs for orbital sander

Ryobi battery

Car washing sponge

Screw Drivers

Krud Kutter

polyurethane water base satin finish

Dust mask

Respirator with safety glasses

spring clamps

TSP No Rinse

Ryobi Miter Saw

Ryobi Cordless Drill

Krud Kutter Graphitti Remover at Home Depot

MinWax water base stain in color CHESTNUT at Lowes

Varathane Water base Polyurethane Matte Finish

Birch Veneer Sheet

Wood Glue

Harbor Freight 36 in Trigger Clamp

Harbor Freight 60 in F style bar clamp

Irwin quik grip 24 inch clamp

Mineral Spirits

KWIK Strip Paint and Varnish Remover at Home Depot

Watco Paint and Varnish Remover at Walmart


Outdoor Bleach

Distilled White Vinegar

Goodfilla Wood Filler

Additional products I find helpful in flipping furniture:

Zibra grip n glide 2 inch paint brush

Assorted Sanding Sponges

Gray wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)

Beech wood contact paper (for drawer bottoms)Chair Table Leg floor protectors

ChrystaLac satin sealer (does NOT yellow when used on white chalk paint)

Respirator with safety glasses

Rub N Buff

Steel Bar Clamps

5in Clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for transportation)

18 in clear stretch wrap film (to protect furniture for transportation)

22 in wooden drawer slide (cut to fit)

Tack in Drawer Glides

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.

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