I received this dresser shown in step 1 from a client and thought it would be a good idea to share the finished product of the refurbished dresser.
Step 1: Fixing Drawer
The top drawer was broken and the handles where missing. I used the top of the existing cupboard to cut a drawer face and the rest of the drawer where made of off-cuts, I used one of the existing drawers as a size reference. Now we where left with a full set of drawers without a top.
Step 2: The Top
I decided to use super wood as the top as it has a very smooth finish and is strong enough to endure normal use. The top was finished with a white satin duco spray paint, because it hides scratches and it compliments the dark wood.
Step 3: Framed Mirror
I used white duco spray for the frame of the mirror to match the top. The old mirror was also replaced with a brand new one.
Step 4: Staining
I then sanded down the whole dresser and stained the wood a few tints darker to compliment the white top and bring out the beautiful wood grain.
Step 5: Handles
I removed all the handles and replaced it with off-cut wood strips. It was also sprayed white to match the style of the rest of the dresser.
Step 6: Oiling
Lastly I oiled the wood to protect the wood and bring out its natural beauty. I didn't want to use varnish, because that would give a glossy finish.
Step 7: End Product
This is my end product and I hope this would satisfy the client.