I decided to make an old dresser I had painted many years ago look more attractive. This dresser is solid wood but looks like a plain box with drawers.
First thing I did was empty the drawers and take the dresser outside.
Things I needed – nail gun, paint remover, Sander, white paint with tray, brush/roller. I went to the lumber yard and bought ornamental mouldings.
I sanded the remainder to try and smooth every drawer which had old paint on them,. The dresser was sanded to smooth too. I put a new top on the dresser before adding the mouldings. Using a nail gun, the moulding was then added. Corner moulding for added design was also added. I crack filled the top with Poly Filla to give it a seamless look. A smooth, 1/4″ thick moulding was then added to the drawers. Then I went over the nails with a white Poly Filla. When it dried, I sanded everywhere I Poly filled. Lastly, I pained the dresser. I painted the drawers. I went over the white paint with a roller on the last coat of paint.This is the finished look with the old handle on it which I plan on changing next.