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Mid Century Modern Dresser Makeover: Strip and Refinish -Thrift Diving

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Published on Jun 7, 2017

https://ThriftDiving.com - This mid century modern dresser makeover didn't turn out exactly as I had thought it would. It was only $25 at the thrift store. Instead of painting it, I wanted to strip and refinish it back to its original beautiful natural wood veneer, using stripping gel, and applied 100% tung oil to bring out the beautiful grain. But things didn't go as planned. See how this quasi-DIY fail turned out and the lessons learned. See what happened.

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http://thriftdiving.com/mid-century-m...

CONTENTS
0:36 - Intro
0:49 - Materials List
1:09 - Applying and removing first coat of stripper on the body
2:16 - Stripping the drawers
2:32 - Sanding the drawers
3:58 - Sanding the front of the dresser - FIRST PROBLEM - matching non-veneer surface to a veneer surface.
4:21 - Sanding the top
5:08 - Sanding the side
5:40 - Adding the first coat of tung oil mixed with mineral spirits
6:11 - MY FEAR!
7:01 - Refinishing the mid-century modern legs
7:57 - Sanding the curved pulls
8:05 - Using gel stain to color match the non-veneered surfaces
9:05 - Applying tung oil to the body
9:57 - WHERE THINGS WENT WRONG! Applying oil-based topcoat. Mistakenly called it a "polyurethane"
11:08 - Trying to fix my mistakes.
11:39 - Adding oil-based urethane
12:17 - I'm OVER it!
12:38 - My final thoughts and the BEFORE & AFTER
13:36 - My cute son :) Remember to subscribe, too!




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MAILING ADDRESS:

Serena Appiah
P.O. Box 463
Spencerville, MD 20858

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