Phil found a great store in Orem to buy new hardware and drawer pulls for dressers. Drawer pulls were our number one reason for fixing the dresser. My daughter would pull out the drawer and it would fall out, I was hoping to save her toes! We went on the hunt to buy a new dresser and anything new that was sturdy was over $300 dollars, and everything used needed to be refurbished anyways!They just don't make furniture like they used to! Guess that's what keeps people in work now a days. This was a fun project cause we did it together. Phil and I spent the first two days sanding and roughing up the dresser. Then I washed it down with Mineral Spirits to get rid of all the dust that was lurking behind. Then a couple days later Phil coated it with some paint we had on hand....seriously though if your going to be a perfectionist buy real furniture paint to do it...we had wall paint on hand and that is what we used. We are keeping cost really down! Put two coats of Apple Peel on the dresser let it dry over night. Sanded the dresser with a brown paper bag...then we added a dark brown stain over top, let it sit for a few then rubbed it off! Made the white not so bright! I love the stain in the edges and artwork, it really makes it stand out don't you think?
Phil spent a few days trying to figure out the rollers, he had to cut some 2x4s to make it work, but you wouldn't even know that if I wouldn't of said anything. Phil also coated the top with a clear coat so if anything spilled on it the paint wouldn't peel off.