Here is the dresser, as we got it, with scratched and chipped veneer. We had it for years. Then, a couple weeks ago, my 8 year-old son decided he wanted this dresser to be his first furniture restoration project.
He then started chipping off the veneer, which turned out to be a really bad idea since some of it peeled right off and some had to be chiseled off. The chiseling caused even more damage to the piece.
So, he forged ahead and primered and painted it…
And had this been a nice piece that we had not gotten out of the garbage, he would have been all set with a nice, refinished dresser to be proud of. But, there was all that terrible damage…
He could have sanded until his hands fell off, but instead I coached him through a blemish buster trick using things we already had: fabric, Mod Podge and a spool of fabric tack trim.
Wow! Has this kid learned a ton from his first project! He’s been asking all week for a mini photo album where he can store his before and after pictures – he’s totally earned it!
Here’s the proud lad…
He is anxious to read any viewer comments so please leave a comment for his budding ego!
Also, stay tuned because his second project is already well underway and he is working even harder on that one (another curb rescue project).
Okay, last thing. His coolest idea was to add legs to this dresser. I actually have 4 legs from a kid’s headboard/footboard that he can use, but he’ll need my help. Hopefully we can post an update of this dresser with legs in the near future!
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