From time to time, I will check out ReStore and other stores like that to look for my next project to work on, which I then either keep or sell. I am actually redesigning my bedroom with a mid-century look so I was ecstatic when I found this piece at a relatively low price:
Normally, I would prefer not to alter antiques but this one had already been painted in the past so I decided to re-finish it. Here is the step by step process I used in refinishing this dresser:
Remove the hardware and the drawers. Lightly sand all surface areas.
Prime all surface areas of the dresser and drawers with Kilz Original Primer (oil based).
Paint the surface areas in either latex or oil paint with a smooth 4″ roller. This dresser took 3 coats of white paint and 2 coats of red paint.
Spray paint the hardware if you choose.
Apply a coat of water-based sealant on the top of the dresser. Then you’re finished and can put it all back together!