Tiff’s dad brought down some old furniture for us to possibly use and we saw some potential in one dresser beneath the yellow laminate finish it currently had. Here is the process I followed to get this dresser sanded down, painted and distressed. It is my first refinishing project and I’m really proud of it, though I’m sure my process is not up to the quality standards of more experienced people.
Here is a photo of what it looked like before. The pictures don’t really do the yellow laminate justice, but the handles being in various states and colors is clearly visible. (The chickens would not leave me alone until the sander started up)
I started one saturday morning by sanding all the laminate surface down to the wood beneath. (at first I was hopeful there may be good looking wood to stain beneath, but it was not)
Below is the sanded dresser, ready for painting.