Saturday, April 6, 2013
Mahogany Lowboy Dresser
This dresser is solid mahogany, but the finish on it is in really bad shape, there is going to be a lot of elbow grease to make this one come to life again. The pictures really can't show how bad the finish looks in person.
Hardware removed, now it is time to put on the stripper to remove all the shiny varnish.
This is what the finish looks like on top before I strip it, scratched up and beaten up.
First coat of stripper worked ok, but I am going to have to do more than one coat to get this off. In the end it took 3 coats plus a lot of srubbing.
It looks kind of rough, but now I just have to wait until tomorrow to sand and get a smooth finish. I still need to strip down the drawers.
I painted the body of the dresser a creamy white and then decided to do a little duck egg blue and hand painted on some vines