2) A dresser that most would put out with the junk. However with shabby chic paint it can be made to add character to any room.
3) I do not strip the dresser before I paint it. I give it a sanding to make it rough so the paint will stick. I usually put on 2 coats of paint.
4) Once dry I will sand the dresser to give it its worn look. The best place to show wear is on the edges. Be careful you do not take too much paint of (unless that is the effect you want).
5) I use 80 grit sandpaper. Be careful it is quite course and can do damage to the paint.
7) The next step is to paper the inside of the drawers. If the insides are very clean, I do not put in the paper, I leave it natural. I use old newspapers (new ones do not work well). This dresser needed paper because to get the drawers immaculate would take too much work. Another good reason for papering is is if the drawers are a little loose, the glue will tighten it hard.
9) I use regular water soluble white glue. I do not look for the most expensive and to date I have not had any difficulty with it. I use an old brush which cleans easily in water.
10) The dresser is now ready for a coat of shellac. I use the orange but clear is good too. I cover the entire painted area with one coat. Without this coat of shellac the wax would not go on easily.
11) The paper is now shellac covered. Leave the drawers open and the shellac odor will go away in about a day. The drawers may not look it but they are now clean and ready for use. The next step and the final step is the waxing. These photos are of the attack on Pearl Harbour.
13) After buffing the last step is to replace the hardware. For this dresser I used the original hardware that was on the dresser when I bought it. In the store I will price this dresser at $125.00. Hope this helps. Thanks.