TALL BLUE VINTAGE DRESSER - fixing drawers



Time to show you some tips and tricks to refreshing your drawers.


Here is how this dresser transformed on the outside.


The color is just amazing distressed over the dark stained wood.
The dresser was in decent shape with only a few repairs needed.
The biggest problem was on the inside.

 The drawers were lined with gold and black MacTac shelf liner.
I'm sure once upon a time marbled black MacTac was very desirable, but not anymore.
 BEFORE                                                       AFTER




I removed the sticky black paper, pulled all the staples that also held the paper in, removed the
glue gun glue that also held the paper in, and then washed the entire drawer with soap and water.




 EASY TIP TO HELP DRAWERS SLIDE BETTER

is to wax your drawer runners so they move in and out much easier.
You can use a candle or a bar of soap by simply rubbing them along the bottom of your drawer.

I have my furniture paste wax handy most of the time so I quickly paint some on the inside
along the drawer supports and even on the inside walls where the drawer might rub. 


 I finished these drawers off by re-lining them with a prepasted wallpaper.
I do offer a tutorial here about how to install unpasted wallpaper.

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