I picked up this old, worn, dated dresser at a curb alert. After going Dave Ramsey crazy and selling our bedroom set we really needed something to hold clothes. The plastic drawers we have just aren't big enough to hold my husbands larger clothes.
While its in use currently, I HATE looking at it. Totally ugly. U-G-L-Y, UGLY!
So this was Attempt 1. Sand the top and apply a coat of dark stain. The first attempt fell short. In these two pics you can still see the original what-ever-it-is that covers the top.
Dug out the sander, again, and attacked it with more vengeance for Attempt 2.
|Re-sanded and ready for stain....or so I thought....|
And.....................................another fail. Here you can see the remainder of the original topping that just won't come off! Its smooth to the touch but scratchy to the eyeballs.
I'm done sanding. Mostly I'm done cleaning up after the sanding. Anyone else out there hate that dust cloud? (And my sander has the collection bag on the back of it, too.) Breaking out the paint now. The big reveal to come soon....soonish....eventually. When I gain some confidence again in this project. :)