I bought this dresser at a garage sale for $2. It was wobbly and the bottom drawer didn’t open, but for $2 I couldn’t resist.
Removing the legs was all it took to fix the wobble. The drawer was more challenging. After I finally got it pried open, I used a bar of soap to “grease” the old wooden glides. It took a lot of time, and a lot of soap, but it worked. As an added bonus the soap helped improve the musty smell, too.
With that accomplished it was time for the fun stuff. I wanted to try a faux woodgraining technique but, as usual, had to mix it up with something a little silly and playful. Here’s the AFTER.
Sorry there aren’t more pics but with the wall on one side and bed on the other I couldn’t really find any other angles to shoot. I didn’t refinish the top or sides at all, and I left the original color behind the stencil. I might do more with it sometime but for now it’s the perfect little $2 treasure.