Refinishing Vintage Furniture
About 5 years ago (now my late) brother Michael had been visiting my wife and I in Rhode Island. It was the summer and we had gone out for a ride looking around for yard and garage sales. We came across this interesting house with loads of furniture and unfinished projects. We picked up a few items. One of the items we picked was a 9 drawer Vintage Dixie dresser. I thought nothing of this piece of furniture and it moved with us from one place to another. It wasn’t until we were in need of furniture that my wife and I decided to do it ourselves. We didn’t want to go out and spend money on a dresser and we knew we had a nice well-made piece in this Dixie.
We wanted to match the color of our current bedroom furniture which is an antique white finish from Pottery Barn. It was perfect timing and I found a good need for this nice piece.
We went on over to home depot and picked up some products for refinishing the. First I sanded the drawers and dresser, cleaned the surfaces, and applied an oil primer. Currently we are allowing it to dry over the next 24 hours and will then apply the pain. Take a look at some of our photos up till now. In the end we will replace the hardware and match the new modern style of our Pottery Barn antique white furniture.