A great find! Thrift shop cheap!
A Drexel nine drawer dresser quite dusty, dirty and beat up, but very solid!
|Very heavy, so it was a two person transport.|
|Because this doesn't really work for us, |
the dresser will become a media center.
|Paint and nail polish spotted, and a little worn |
finish can all be removed from this
veneer top with a lot of light sanding.
|The drawers are well made, nothing loose or broken.|
|A bonus feature in a drawer.|
|First round of sanding with an orbit sander.|
|Trim edging is primed and painted but an angle tip sander is getting it off.|
|Not bad for veneer!|
|Edges are coming clean.|
|Drexel Brand stamped in the drawer.|
|The drawers were constructed very well. |
They are quite heavy too.
|First coat of sprayed paint on the |
drawer fronts in flat black enamel.
|Very quick dry color for the top, sanded and ready.|
|The pecan color was a good choice!|
|The veneer grain still peeks through nicely.|
|Now for the base. I drilled 3 cord holes on the top shelf, intended for electronics.|
|Taping off the top from the base, |
it was clean up time and paint prep.
|The top shelf area needed to be painted all over |
each surface, and it did take two coats.
|Dried, and ready for the knobs. Easy stuff. |
|Now to load it up with "media stuff"|
|I love these copper highlighted knobs. They blend perfectly.|
|This is much better.|
|Before and after ... happily ever after ~|