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Before & After: A Paint-Stripped Dresser Makeover

by on May 14, 2012

A lot of the dresser makeovers we feature are pieces that were in fairly bad shape and then get spruced up with a colorful or unique paint job. From the looks of it, someone attempted a painted makeover on this poor Lane dresser years ago, not once or twice, but three times. Is it beyond restoring to its former glory?   


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(Oh, I forgot to mention it also had tape all over it for no apparent reason. You know, in addition to the three different colors of paint.)

Are you ready for the after??

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Sweet angelic choirs of Mid-Century restoration, I am a believer! Can you even… I mean really. I didn’t know it was possible to restore an old, hammered, painted dresser to this kind of condition. It’s remarkable.

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William Dohman, a designer and woodworker (check out his shop) from St. Paul, Minnesota, has completely blown my mind with this makeover. It certainly took a lot of time (understatement, I’m sure) and patience, but the work was definitely worth it. Be sure to check out some more photos on William’s Flickr stream.

So, the next time you see an old dresser, step away from the paint and know that there is hope!

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