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Determination and a Dresser

By Homeroad on Jun 26, 2012
My project today was more about patience and 
never giving up than it was about painting...


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My very early Sunday morning began with an 
old dresser in the garage. 


My plan was to paint it because it was 
#1 in great shape 
and #2 a good size for someplace in my house...

Just not sure where it can possibly go because 
I'm quickly running out of room.

Unfortunately after I committed to this project, I realized that the veneer on the top was a mess.... a real mess!

 I Googled how to remove veneer... 
it looked easy enough....

I got out the iron and the wet towel (like they suggested) and I started steaming and scraping off the veneer....

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Hmmm.... this wasn't as easy as it looked....

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My veneer sure wasn't coming off in the large sheets 
pictured in the post I read...

But I stuck to it...

more steam, more scraping....

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After a while I resorted to a hammer and a paint scraper...
I was determined to finish this project!

Thank Goodness only the top needed to be removed!

Finally, somewhere about 3 hours later... I was finished.

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The dresser was now ready for paint...

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Painting was the easy part...
I used Annie Sloan Old White Chalk Paint

Then waxed it with Johnson's furniture wax. 
It is less expensive than Annie Sloan's 
but I have to tell you, it smells!

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So here's the finished dresser and it didn't take long for 
daughter #3 to lay claim to the newly finished beauty...

Where was she at 6 am when I was scraping the veneer? 

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Enjoy it Kerry!


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Did you ever try to take a picture in a really messy room?...
 It's all a matter of positioning yourself with the camera so the mess doesn't show in the mirror!

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