Furniture Facelift Friday: Black and White Dresser


Sometimes it pays to listen to advice! Vikki’s client wasn’t so sure about the black and white until he saw the final result. Wow! It looks amazing! Sometimes it pays to step out of your comfort zone. Worst case scenario, you can always just paint it again!

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Furniture Facelift Friday:
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5 Responses

  1. Kristin says:

    Do you have any instructions on how to do this? What kind of paint works best?

  2. Amanda says:

    I am in desperate need of your advice. My husband and I had an old dresser that we refurbished – same color scheme of black top and white elsewhere. Anyhow, it is for our firstborn’s nursery. A LOT of hard work and time has gone into the dresser. We did a LOT of research on sealants and almost all reviews recommended the MiniWax Polycrylic water based brand. Well, we tested it out and our bright white is now a soft light yellow. Would you mind sharing what you used on your black and white dresser with us PLEASE?!?!?

    • Angie says:

      That is a tough one. Any kind of sealant will leave a yellow tint. If you look at the photo closely, you will notice that this dresser is also not a pure white. Your research is right, using Minwax’s Polycrylic Water Based Protective Finish is your best bet. But even that will go on a little yellow and will probably yellow more over time. One way to minimize this is to apply the finish using multiple thin coats. When it is applied in a thicker coat it is more likely to yellow. It also helps to start with the whitest white you can find when choosing paint. If you want it super white, another option is to use a semi-gloss white paint and then not use a sealant. Since you are just using it on the side and not the top, a sealant won’t be as important. I hope that helps. White is always tricky. :-)

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