There’s something to be said about a quality refinishing job. That something is: “Wooooo!” (There’s probably a more eloquent something, but that’s the best I’ve got so far. Feel free to chime in).
Better After reader Hilary had high hopes for this $30 Craigslist dresser, even though the previous owner thought it was a lost cause thanks to its multiple oil stains and scratches galore. Plus it had thin veneer top, and if you’ve ever messed around with those, you know they are next to impossible to repair. But what the heck. Why not try to salvage that beautiful solid wood first?
She veeeeery carefully sanded off the previous finish and stain, then did two coats of stain and many coats of poly to achieve this rejuvenated look. New knobs from World Market to top it off, and she’s in business! (The business of NOT selling it, that is. This one’s a keeper!)