Walmart Dresser Makeover – From Solid Black to Black and Walnut
Just a few weeks in the past I purchased this relatively inexpensive chest of drawers from Walmart to enter the locker space in our house fitness center. After assembling it and placing it in place, I wasn’t thrilled with the best way it regarded. Black was high-quality for the bed room, nevertheless it was so darkish it felt like a black gap within the bed room. Additionally, it felt loads shorter than I anticipated.
So I made a decision to present it a makeover utilizing issues I had available, not together with the brand new drawer handles. I had a 1″x2″ piece of walnut wooden and a reasonably large piece of walnut veneer left over from my toilet renovation and thought that including some walnut to this dresser wouldn’t solely make it look higher and provides me the chance to extend the peak, however it will go completely with my entire “black and walnut” plan for the room particulars.
After placing all of the walnut accents on the dresser, it appears like this…
For a “use what you will have available” makeover, I used to be actually happy with the way it turned out! And it was fairly fast and simple too.
I began by eradicating the drawer fronts. Due to how this dresser is put collectively, this was very straightforward to do with out damaging something.
Then, utilizing a 4-inch curler with a 1/4-inch curler cowl, I positioned two coats of Weldwood Contact Cement on the fronts of the drawers, permitting the primary coat to dry fully earlier than making use of the second coat.
I additionally ran two coats of contact cement on the again of the piece of walnut veneer. After the second coat of contact cement was fully dry on all of the drawers and the veneer again, I positioned the drawer fronts face down on the veneer again. I positioned them in the identical association they’re positioned on the dresser, leaving about 1/4 inch between them in order that the grain of the wooden is steady from one drawer to the following.
As soon as they had been all in place, I lower them with a knife with a brand new blade (essential when working with veneer!), after which fastidiously lower the veneer all the best way to the entrance edges of every drawer. Then I fastidiously sanded the perimeters with 120 grit sandpaper.
Then I began engaged on the legs. I used 2″ x 2″ pine wooden and lower it to the size I wished for the legs. After which I wrapped each bit in walnut veneer. You may see the distinction right here…
To wrap each bit, I began by rolling two layers of contact cement onto the 4 sides of every leg, in addition to the again of the walnut veneer. As soon as fully dry, I positioned the leg on the veneer at one finish and pressed down firmly to verify it was securely connected.
Then I used my penknife with a really sharp blade and lower the strip that was left…
After which I proceeded to wrap the leg within the veneer, placing quite a lot of stress on it as I went in order that the veneer would fold neatly across the edges.
I continued till I lined all 4 sides…
…after which lower off the surplus with my pocketknife.
I lower off the surplus on the high and backside of every leg utilizing my miter noticed…
After which I sanded every leg utilizing 120 grit sandpaper. I sanded all the perimeters very fastidiously to wash up any gentle chipping of the veneer that may have occurred when rolling the veneer round these edges.
Then, utilizing 1″x2″ walnut wooden, I lower and connected a body across the backside fringe of the dresser. What you see beneath is me attaching the total width of the 1″ x 2″ items. As soon as connected I made a decision it was too vast so I took them off and used my desk noticed to tear them to about an inch vast. It regarded a lot better, however I forgot to take an image. However the attachment course of to the underside of the dresser was the identical as you see right here.
After which I connected the six legs. I simply connected them utilizing 1.5 inch 16 gauge nails fired from the skin, by the black items and into the legs. After which I simply used a black Sharpie to cover the nail holes that confirmed by the black items.
And that is how I used Rubio Monocoat Oil Plus 2C everywhere in the walnut and added new drawer pulls.
I actually like the way it turned out. I am so glad I am taller now (and sure, I acknowledge the irony of shopping for this dresser as a result of it sat instantly on the ground and I would not should vacuum beneath it, and now I do not, and I’ll. 😀)
However I additionally like that it is extra substantial, extra seen and never only a black gap within the room. What I do not like is the way it appears in opposition to the closet wall colour. I have been struggling to love this wall for some time now, so I’ve a sense a change is coming. However extra on that later.
And as you may see, I missed my aim of ending our house fitness center by the top of the month. However its alright! It’s extremely shut, and I am going to preserve chipping away on the ultimate backlog till every little thing is prepared. I’ve objects I ordered for the bed room that will not arrive till this weekend or early subsequent week anyway. So after I determined to order this stuff, I knew I wasn’t going to complete by my due date. Oh nicely! That is how tasks work, however we preserve pushing.
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