Black Beauty Dresser

By Molly, Entrepreneur/Owner at Chick and Her Flock in HARRIS, MN.

This is a dresser that was given to me by family that I have used for years.  I finally got around to refinishing it to match my bed.

I first washed the dresser with warm water, sanded it a bit and washed again.  I applied three coats of General Finishes Gel Stain in Java using a foam brush, letting each coat dry for a day between applications.  I then put on three coats of General Finishes High Performance Water Based Top Coat.  I used a foam brush to apply these coats also and let them dry a day between coats.  For the handles and knobs, I used the originals, sanding them and spray painting them with Rust-oleum Matte Hammered spray paint.  

This was my first ever project like this and I am so pleased with the results.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesDIY World – DIY Hobbyist

Products Used

  • General Finishes Java Gel Stain
  • General Finishes High Performance Water Based Top Coat
  • Rust-Oleum Matte Hammered Spray Paint

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