Saturday, April 7, 2012

I HATE Veneer!

Some things are just too good to be true.  I got a screaming deal on this dresser... and then I got started on it.  It actually had a really good paint job, and seemed to be in really good shape (except for the dirt and stickers all over it and the cheap plastic red knobs).  Until I started sanding the top down.  As soon as I got some of the white sanded off, I saw that the top was veneer with LOTS of wood filler : (.  So instead of just sanding and staining, I got to chip all of the old veneer off.  


I have done this before, but this veneer was on there VERY well.  I used chisels and a heat gun to do the job.  It took a LOT of elbow grease to get it all off.  The top under the veneer was definitely not perfect, but I like it that way!!  I debated throwing it off the dock painting the entire thing, but in the end, stuck with it and used a combo of paint and stain.  I used Benjamin Moore "Amsterdam" which is a very pretty dusty blue.  For the stain, I used General Finishes in "Shaker Maple".  I went over the painted parts of the dresser with the stain and then wiped off with a towel.  The entire piece is sealed with a clear poly.


Before:

During:



This is a picture of the drawers.. one with just the paint, and one after the stain was applied.




 After:












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Sunday:
Newbie Party @ Debbiedoo's
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
The Sunday Showcase Party @ Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Sunday @ Simply Klassic Home

Monday:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
More The Merrier @ DIY Home Sweet Home
Making The World Cuter Monday @ Making The World Cuter
Show Me What You Got Monday @ Our Delightful Home
Mop It Up Mondays @ I Should Be Mopping The Floor
Just A Party With My Peeps @ How To Nest For Less

Tuesday:
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Turquoise Lovin' @ Sweet Little Gals
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy's Korner
Tell It To Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living Outside The Box
Tuesday's Treasures  @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Party Time  @ Northern Cottage

Wednesday:
Piece Of Work Wednesday @ Primitive And Proper
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday @ {Primp}
Chalk Paint Linky Party @ Shades Of Amber
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Thursday:
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life

Friday:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints On The Fridge
Feature Friday Free For All @ Five Days Five Ways
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholic Friday @ Remodelaholic
Frugalicious Fridays @ Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots And Jello
Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal @ The Rooster And The Hen

Saturday:
Spotlight Saturday @ Classy Clutter


44 comments:

  1. Sarah, it looks a lot better, all that hard work paid off!

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  2. Sarah- looks wonderful! Great job! Stopping over from Debbiedoo's!

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  3. Sarah, Beautiful job! I have felt your pain in removing old veneer. Your effort was definitely worth it! Visiting from Debbiedoo's Newbie Party.
    Sharla

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  4. Beautiful makeover as always Sarah! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  5. Wow. That is some dedication taking it back to the real wood. Turned out so pretty. Love the two one finish!

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  6. Great work! I love all of the little details. Thanks for Linking up at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's @ ODH http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  7. She looks so stunning!!! Thanks so much for coming to my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  8. That is so lovely now! I have never messed with veneer, but I can tell I wouldn't like it! I love your color choice. I'm sure you are glad you did it every time you look at it!

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  9. what a transformation!! I bet you love it!!
    i am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    Enjoy your beautiful work!

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  10. I love the look of the wood stain over the paint. That color is fabulous! Good job. Saw you at Debbiedoo's Newbie Party.

    Shasta

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  11. i LOVE it! love the two toned look- it all worked out perfectly!

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  12. It is gorgeous now!!! I hate veneer too! Love that combo of wood and paint...beautiful!

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  13. Veneer is the worst! Glad you powered through and got a beautiful result! Almost just as bad is particle board furniture which I recently found a cure for: http://honeysuckleblog.blogspot.com/2012/04/contact-ing.html

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  14. I am your newest follower! Love your work!
    Meegan@whatmeeganmakes

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  15. Good job! It looks great. Your hard work paid off :-)

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  16. It's beautiful Sarah, in spite of the nasty veneer! And I have almost the very same dresser in my dining room!

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  17. Absolutely beautiful results!! Yeah, I hate that veneer too - what an awful job when it's on THAT good!!!

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  18. It turned out beautifully! Lol, I definitely have had problems with veneer also, and they never worked out like that.:)
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  19. Another beautiful makeover! Do you sell your pieces? I know you do a lot of them, so I'm assuming. What a lot of work to get all the white off! I love seeing the wood and the blue together! Nice job!

    --Katie

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  20. Lindo seu trabalho ,ficou muito bom,a cor é linda!!!Parabens!!!

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