Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you all had a relaxing Labor Day weekend. I have to admit after 3 full days off, I’m a little slow and feeling lazy. It’s been difficult to get into the swing of things today! 😉
Since our last few Quick-Tip-Tuesdays have focused on filling and repairing furniture with Bondo, Wood Filler and Plastic Wood, today’s QTT includes another great use for one of these products!
Do you have a piece of furniture with dated carvings? Are you wondering how you can update the look? Many dressers from the 1980’s have this type of detailing. A few days ago, Krista left this comment on the SI Blog asking the very same questions.
[box] My question is what happened to the engraving on top drawer(s) in the before pic? Your end result has smooth drawers? Thanks. Krista[/box]
Below is the dresser Krista’s referring to. You can see the full restyle and the entire “AFTER” post here!
And here’s another 80’s Broyhill Dresser I’m working on right now. It has the same type of dated detailing on the top middle drawer.
Filling the detail is easy and Bondo works beautifully because it doesn’t shrink and dries fast. I mix up the Bondo and spread it into the details making sure to mound it slightly higher than the dresser drawer and the design. As you can see it’s perfect for filling hardware holes too!
Once dry (within 20-30 minutes), I sand the Bondo level to the drawer and it’s ready for paint. This is a really easy way to make dated furniture designs disappear!
I hope you drop in later this week to see this restyled Broyhill Dresser… she’s looking good!!!
I’d love to hear some of your tips and ideas on how to update these dated dressers so leave me a comment below. Or if you have any questions… ask away!
Catch last week’s Q-T-T here – and if YOU have any tips you’d like featured on the SI Quick-Tip-Tuesday-Series, feel free to send me an email!
Enjoy your short week!
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Aarsun Woods says
Pictures above are really great and nobody can tell in first look that. Your work with old sideboard was amazing. thanks for sharing your creativity!!!.
Such greatly encouraging thoughts. Just cuz they’re butt ugly in their original state, they can be saved!