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Walnut Dresser from Nowhere!

With the passing of my grandma we opened up the old play house (our future duck coop) and were both dismayed and delighted to find that it was full. We started pulling things out and discovered my mother’s two old dressers and this old thing with no idea where it came from. It’s beautiful and it always was beautiful even before I started work on it, I had an inkling that it was probably the most unique and also the oldest piece of everything I had.

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You Will Need...

  • A lot of elbow grease besides an orbital palm sander and a pile of sand paper. After that just a brush and rag for staining your chosen stain (I used a black stain for this piece) and another brush for your chosen poly (I put two coats of poly acrylic on this)
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    I chose to sand this entirely and it took me almost ten hours of sanding to get the old finish plus years of grease and nastiness off of it. I should have just stripped it and, take it from me, just buy a good pain stripper and do it like that instead.

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