This beautiful dresser was refurbished by Cait from Little City Farmhouse with Cheesecake, Tough Coat, and Natural Wax!

Hello readers!

I am so excited to share this dresser with you today! I love refinishing pieces like this. When this dresser was delivered, it was in dire condition. The finish extremely worn and dry, with the finish gone in some places and bubbled up in others. Here’s how it looked…

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I started by giving the entire piece a really good wash and then light sanding. There was a lot of texture from years of sitting that I didn’t want to entirely lose so I sanded strategically. I sanded the top right down and stained it and then sealed it with two coats of Tough Coat.

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For the rest of the dresser, I painted it in two coats of Cheesecake. It’s such a beautiful authentic cream without being yellow. It’s one of my favourites!

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I distressed the dresser lightly to bring out the details. The texture adds so much depth and beauty on it’s own so I didn’t overly distress it.

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To seal the paint, I buffed in a layer of natural wax. These heirloom pieces are my favourites to paint. The finished product is a beautiful dresser with an authentic finish!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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