I just got matching tall and low dressers, and this one was the perfect candidate.
Usually I use the hardware a dresser comes with, but this dresser was missing one. I had to fill one of the holes left from the old hardware since I planned on using single drawer pulls. I used Elmer's Wood Filler to fill the outer holes, and left the inner holes for the mustard pulls I was adding.
The wood filler is a pain squeeze out of that container, but it did the trick! I just kept pushing the filler into the hole, then left a little excess so once it dried, I could sand it smooth. I did not prime the dresser or the drawers, and the paint covered the wood filler just fine.
I used a dark grey paint for the dresser. Two coats were enough coverage, then once it dried, I distressed the edges. When I use sand paper to distress, it usually takes the wood down to its natural color. This time I used a plastic tool I had, and also sand paper in spots. I wanted all of the wood showing to be darker instead of lighter, so I used some Old English Furniture Polish for dark wood to cover up the light areas. After I wipes off the excess and let it dry a bit, I waxed the whole piece. I am having such a hard time letting this one go... I can't decide whether to keep or sell. I may have to keep it. Maybe I will list it and see how its goes. I especially love how the mustard pulls remind me of fall. So festive!
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