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Today, I’m showing you how I turned a set of veneer dressers from trash to treasure! . Once it is sealed, it’s on there good. « The Frugal Guide to Buying Furniture… To Paint! STUNNING!!! You have a very unique vision!! I love how this dresser turned out. I’m really liking the boho velvet look but I’m not sure I’m bold enough to have it in my home… love pink velvet tho! Can you please tell me how did you achieve that old look? Reply To This Comment ↓ Gladys July 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm. I read your blending and layering post you referenced, but I want this type of look. Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover. . The matching bronze legs and the artistic brush strokes and color combos, bravo! Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. So glad you left the legs as is. veneer furniture makeover, Besides the biggest cleaning I’d ever done in my life, there was a TON of peeling-veneer removal and sanding. . The bronze and gilding wax really tied it together, I think . Here’s the finished makeover. Super effective! Any suggestions how to get that product? It was fun to read this post and actually have familiarity with all the products you used. What do you think? You create pure magic with paint. My arms were tiring fast with this amount of removal. I love what I do, and I hope you have enjoyed this wood dresser makeover as much as I have. Did you notice all the veneer on the table? So glad you’ve been following along and thanks SO much for chiming in and commenting! This one was in bad shape but nothing that a little glue won’t fix. Can’t wait to show you how that turns out. I’m guessing it’s not formulated to stop bleedthrough, Julie. Sorry! I had such an amazing time and met so many creative inspiring ladies! . I am trying to figure out what brush strokes and layering you used to make this effect. Let's keep in touch! I have a similar problem with a desk I’m going to paint. It means a lot that you took the time to comment. And, to be honest, I was slightly skeptical myself… but this stuff STICKS. I agree Slick Stick is a problem solving life saver!!! I’m really glad I kept the wrought iron base too… even the rope detail has kind of grown on me. I used my layering and dry brush painting techniques to get this boho mottled coloring and pattern. Thank you. Great execution! Thanks!!! but I never even thought of kitchen countertops! Awww, thank Carole! Michelle, Hi Michelle… and thank YOU!!! I really like the laminate piece you did without sanding. It turned out great, and I really like the rope detail – glad you kept it! Love, love, love this dresser Denise! Thank you, DB! That said, half the fun is finding the pieces that inspire – even if it’s a temporary feeling as the case with this dresser. Second chances? I’d been using a box for a night stand since we moved. Now, after the drawer repairs are completed, here is how I make them slide like butter! , Wow. I’m looking forward to trying it on tiles, glass or another laminate project. Not sure if it comes from memories or an intuition. I’m so happy you’re finding the tutorials helpful and stopped in to leave a comment. Here’s a direct link to the Slick Stick. Your email address will not be published. What a gorgeous makeover. Hi Denise, Hi Jess! There are notches in the back of the drawers to slide the new bottom piece in. I’m painting laminate all the time I don’t find it too difficult to do a quick wiped down sand before I clean up a piece to paint. I know we all have our ‘go to’ products but I thought you might be interested in an option , Very interested so thanks for sharing Annie! Years ago, I updated a midcentury modern Danish dresser that is now a credenza in my dining room. Wow!! I have a laminate piece that I’ve been fearful of working on…now I’m anxious to try it. You’re such a good teacher – and I feel so much more confident about some of the projects I need to work on. Veneer damage on a wood dresser is no reason to pass up a once beautiful piece like this chest of drawers. That’s exactly why we created “Slick Stick”. But, if paint or veneer is chipping and peeling, you have to remove it. In this case, the top of this dresser required a really thorough sanding with an orbital to remove residual glue and wood from veneer. I checked all the links and they seem to be working for me. . Reason being is Slick Stick is white but is only used for adhesion – no a uniform opaque coat. It really adds that unique touch, especially after unifying the colors with the bronze paint and pretty teal gilding wax. I added some mercury glass knobs from Hobby Lobby but kept two of the original pulls that were in good shape. It might inspire me to do mine. It’s so easy! XO, It’s gorgeous! The dresser had some severe veneer damage. Amazing how well that Slick Stick works. Everything is DO-able! :) Read More…. All that raw wood goodness was all in my face! I’m also interesed in the gilding wax. I love to share the products I use and enjoy! I’m totally in LOVE with this one. Love your ‘shout-out’ on slick stick…..your easy to use explanation helps allays fear or skeptisism in it’s use and effectiveness. Follow our fresh and affordable tips to rethink secondhand furniture and make it into something fresh and fabulous. Hi Ashley! Feb 9, 2020 - Explore Rosie Velazquez's board "Laminate furniture makeover" on Pinterest. Thank you so much for this post! Thank you. Finally, all the veneer on the wood dresser was history. This post contains a few affiliate links to help you find the products I use. Transform old furniture into new, functional pieces with these step-by-step makeovers. I hope you have a great day too. =o) I tried emailing the girl I originally bought it from but she only had one awful blurry iphone photo that wasn’t even worth sharing. layering and dry brush painting techniques. Did you notice the chewed area on the drawer above? I was so happy to see Mr. Honey Do walk through the door. No painting would ever touch these pieces while it was under my roof. This will be the most likely … Denise, you know I love all of your work .. you are extremely talented … but THIS has got to be one of my favourites! I never remove veneer that is in good condition—I just paint right over it. Can I just peel off that “paper” laminate from the frames and then use the slick stick? This is stunning!! HOW TO: paint laminate furniture - the easy way! The bottom of this drawer was in bad shape and needed to be replaced. Lightly sand the furniture until the laminate finish becomes dull appearing. From chipping veneer or peeling veneer, to chewed up furniture, and missing or broken trim. To see my full disclaimer,  click here! I am inspired by your last few boho makeovers. You are not charged extra to use any of the links, but any income I make will be used for more fun projects! Because it's so thin, it can be easily damaged in a move or as a result of an accident. Awwwww, thank YOU Laura! I LOVE this piece! The answer is yes! I have an inventory of furniture that I inherited and I’m looking for forward to some free time this summer to get to it! SCORE ME! Also, I painted a des black and paint starting to wear off, can I use the slick stick and then repaint black? Filed Under: Blog, Chalk Paint, How To Tips, Painting Furniture, Product Reviews Tagged With: Dixie Belle Paints, how to paint furniture without sanding, laminate dresser, Painted Furniture, primer for laminate, primer for laminate furniture. Hi Nicki! There were a few ‘hiccups’ in the process but I really like it too. I did grow up around a lot of antiques and so they do trigger great memories with my Grandmother. Grab a cup of java and stay a while. Then scuff sand the base of the dresser with 220 grit. Sand your wood filler flush with the base of the dresser using an orbital sander at 220 grit. I’m in the process of restyling the matching night table for my client who bought this dresser. And if you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think. Again, thanks for making the weekend such a memorable one. It makes me feel kind of old when I see it come back ’round again though…lol. And that goes both ways. I hope you offload your furniture OR rekindle some inspiration of your own. Hi Marcia!!! Never walk away from severe veneer damage because you never know what might be underneath. Afterwards, wipe up excess dust with a tack cloth or damp cloth. Is the one with “adhesion properties” separate from their ‘regular’ Ashley? Well, this was the challenge of all challenges. I’d LOVE to see how your bathroom tiles turn out. XO, Hello Denise – Thanks so much for the TIP I have some laminate at home that I have been worried/wondering about!! A few nails can be used to secure it in place and you’re ready to go. Usually, I try to reuse the original hardware when I can. I only applied the Slick-Stick to the laminate – not the wrought iron skirt and legs. I always have my ears and eyes open for new products that solve problems. (Also, just FYI, in Step No. I want to paint a billy bookcase. Chalk Paint Recipe and Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover. ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Projkect, It works amazing Susie… I’m impressed! We’re looking to using this method for our dresser! Denise, I love this! The Slick Stick makes it soooo much easier. Good luck with your furniture inventory…exciting! Happy painting and have an inspiring day! Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. These clamps are a lifesaver when it comes to repairing and gluing jobs. He took the bait and ran with it! Pour some of the primer into a paint tray. Look What Removing Veneer Did To This Wood Dresser! I will definitely have to,try the Slick Stick Bonding Primer! Learn how to stain fake wood furniture with gel stain!Prefer to read about it? All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Do Dodson Designs ©2020 Do Dodson Designs. I tried to find the Dixie Belle Slick Stick bonding primer but could not locate on their website. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Salvaged Inspirations 2012-2019 ©Salvaged Inspirations. . Ya, if it’s scratching off, I would sand it so you create some ‘tooth’ to apply another primer that actually sticks… and then paint. I make ugly furniture beautiful, and teach others to do the same. It really is a stunning and unique piece now. And you can bet I’ll be looking for more like this one to refurbish. I find that most wood drawers can be saved with a little TLC. Every single inch and even the drawers had to be stripped! I really must get in touch with DBP and give it a try. Love your makeover, Therena! Bookcase that I want to redo with chalk paint. Have a great day! A veneer is a thin sheet of wood covering an underlayment that's commonly used in many pieces of commercially produced furniture today. Or stencil on a slightly more elaborate pattern. Ga-ross! Not a frequent follower but glad I tuned in today. 2 Best Ways To Paint Laminate Furniture The Difference Between Laminate & Veneer Furniture Layering Chalk Paint | Empire Dresser Makeover 5 Ways To Paint Furniture Without Sanding IF YOU HAVE ANY TIPS ON HOW TO PAINT LAMINATE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO CHIME IN… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. But I am going to give it the old college try. Hi Pat!!! Before we tackle the wood veneer, Let’s do a little drawer repair. I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. So glad you like it and ya, it does look quite different than what it started out as. (Live in Georgetown). Dixie Nightstand – Painted Furniture Makeover . This looks amazing!! . Thank you for the tips , Hi Christina! , Great advice need to paint a plain TV unit & side shelves As I said, it’s very plain. How To Decoupage On Wood Furniture With Wallpaper . “I just LOVE removing veneer” … said no furniture flipper ever! Thank you again! Use our fun paint techniques to update a dresser, table, chair, or bookcase, and take items from bland to beautiful in less than a weekend. I didn’t repair that as it’s a part of the history of the piece. Hi Christoula! A light sanding along with DIY versions work great, don’t they! Something needs to be visible as a reminder. Thanks! I have committed to makeover a room in my house aaannndd stay within a $100 budget. How To Use Wood Filler To Repair Veneer Damage. That’s a huge statement coming from a “furniture painter”. Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! It’s definitely a labor of love. 5, I think you meant “damp rag.” Or maybe not…) The same textured dry brushing technique we used on the luggage box is the EXACT same painting technique I used on this dresser. Probably rats! To paint laminate furniture, start by sanding down the surface using 120-grit sandpaper so that the paint will stick better. Did you make it? Just the plain ole hammer and a paint scraper did the trick. After using slick stic, what type of white paint can I use ? COPYRIGHT POLICY: I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! Glad you had a wonderful time in Cali!! . It’s laminate but very well built with an interesting skirt detail. Website Development with ❤️ by Expression Design Studio. Dixie Belle still sells Slick Stick and you can find it here. That is a tall order, and a tight budget, and I am starting to question myself as to whether I can get it done. Do I have to paint it, or could I just prime it, since the Slick stick is white? , Thanks, Susan! The bottom had veneer damage, but I decided not to repair it. Before I show you more ‘fancy’ after pics, I want to share the issue I had painting this dresser. . There are several types of wood veneer, from exotic, highly figured veneers … I picked up a pretty round table at an estate sale yesterday but the top has some crackling and I believe it is veneer. EVERYTHING makes it way back into style eventually. It’s a primer designed to adhere to glossy surfaces and it works really well. I always look forward to watch, Thanks a lot, Maya! Hi Teri! Painting laminate furniture is easier than you may think. So a lot of antique or vintage furniture has damaged veneer and fixing, repairing, and removing veneer comes with the furniture painting territory. And this DB SS paint sounds great! This piece was a lot of fun to work on and it makes me happy to hear the step by step tutorials are helpful. Last week I posted it on Facebook and asked you if I should leave the legs and skirt as-is OR swap them for wood legs. For someone who flips furniture for profit – I have a confession. The veneer on this wood dresser was loose enough that I didn’t need to take any additional steps to remove it. It s taking time as it is not easy to offload furniture. For $30, I couldn’t pass up the possibility of what this could become. New doors, drawers, and hardware will completely update the cabinets. . Hi Denise. Sand evenly making … I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! This piece had been sitting in her booth a little longer than it needed to. I will definitely try it. There are a few methods of removing veneer from old wood dressers, and to see them all, CLICK HERE. I have been working with re-doing my bathroom tile with it too. The handles are from Hobby Lobby – not painted… but I did use the bronze paint to match the wrought iron skirt and legs. Guys, this Slick Stick is amazing. And if you give the DB Slick Stick a try, I’d love to hear what you think of it. I used Modern Masters Clear Coat Satin to seal the raw wood finish. So, I just go with it and it hasn’t failed me yet. Prolonged humidity or exposure to water can soften the glue, letting the veneer blister, crack, or peel. Thank you for doing such a beautiful piece, just LOVE it!!! And the best part – NO SANDING required! You didn’t mention anything about the handles and everything matches so perfectly. An application of plywood and veneer will give the ends and face frames a fresh look. ALL of you chimed in saying leave the wrought iron. Glad you like the 90’s makeover… and hope to chat again. Your living room sounds amazing. I’ll have to check it out. To watch the video tutorial click here. Required fields are marked *. I find it easy to jump on deals even when I logically know I don’t have the space to store it. How many colors did you use and did you use wax between layers of colors. Thanks again. Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. However, broken, chipped, and cracked wood veneer can be repaired with the right tools and a little knowledge. Old wood furniture is notorious for having damage. They have a product called BOSS that stops bleed as well as odors and stains. Allow drying completely overnight. Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! Your email address will not be published. Gorgeous job, by the way!! Did you use the bronze patina paint on the laminate when dry brushing? How to Refinish a Mid Century Veneer Dresser Before I get into it I need to apologize because I was a terrible blogger and forgot to take before pics. A laminate night stand gets a two tone makeover using Gel Stain and paint. Yes – $20 bucks! Your class was great fun, and I love the project we made. I’m not sure if they’re selling this particular teal gilding wax because it looked more like a tester/sample they sent me and I don’t see it on their site yet. What colors did you use and where did you get the teal gilding wax? Love your latest makeover! That said, if you decide on doing a similar paint technique – it’s best to do all the pieces at the same time. Am certain the slick stick will work on the main portion of the piece. Furniture Makeovers. This piece is gorgeous! I don’t remember the exact colors I used on this makeover but the turquoise teal guilding was is from DB. Somethings are just better left as is. You always do such great work! The wood you uncovered under the veneer is so pretty, it’s hard to believe it was ever covered up. Patina Painted Furniture | Ideas & Inspiration ». It’s easy to apply and clean up, sticks like nobody’s business and doesn’t stink up my workspace like my go-to shellac-based primer. 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