Veneer damage on a wood dresser is no reason to pass up a once beautiful piece like this chest of drawers. DIY Coffee Table - Ikea Hack. Also, I painted a des black and paint starting to wear off, can I use the slick stick and then repaint black? 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! You offer such inspiration, in a creative, organized, and well thought out series of pictures, techniques and tutorials! I think you’re going to be super pleased once you see the difference the paint makes. A real one-stop-shop for us furniture creators. STUNNING!!! Have a super day. New doors, drawers, and hardware will completely update the cabinets. Michelle, Hi Michelle… and thank YOU!!! Dark Walnut Stain by Old Masters was applied to the top and the front legs only. I’m Denise – lover of all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. The whole makeover cost less than $30, including the knobs (which were the most expensive part!) I always start off lifting the veneer at the corners. From chipping veneer or peeling veneer, to chewed up furniture, and missing or broken trim. I’m also really happy I kept the legs/skirt. To see my full disclaimer,  click here! You did an amazing job on it and I love, love the teal and bronze together. Awww, thank Carole! Do I have to paint it, or could I just prime it, since the Slick stick is white? Because it's so thin, it can be easily damaged in a move or as a result of an accident. I’m so happy you’re finding the tutorials helpful and stopped in to leave a comment. (Live in Georgetown). I read your blending and layering post you referenced, but I want this type of look. Good luck with your furniture inventory…exciting! . Hi Jess! hi Denise, I have been following your blog for quite some time now but I have not responded, until now.. First off your blogs are so well done! Can I just peel off that “paper” laminate from the frames and then use the slick stick? Thank you! This post contains a few affiliate links to help you find the products I use. I added some mercury glass knobs from Hobby Lobby but kept two of the original pulls that were in good shape. Painting laminate furniture is easier than you may think. Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! I’m looking forward to trying it on tiles, glass or another laminate project. I got a call from a friend that has a booth in a little antique store in our town. The Slick Stick makes it soooo much easier. All that raw wood goodness was all in my face! Has this ever happened with a piece you have done? So glad you like the dresser. Your step by step guide is so easy to follow and I sincerely appreciate that! how do I give it some character. How To Use Wood Filler To Repair Veneer Damage, How To Make A Rustic Christmas Tree Door- Repurposed, How To Decoupage On Wood Furniture With Wallpaper, Dixie Nightstand – Painted Furniture Makeover. Tips for painting laminate furniture with chalk paint. . Every time I looked at it in my inventory, it looked more and more 90’s to me. Today, I’m showing you how I turned a set of veneer dressers from trash to treasure! Hi Pat!!! Website Development with ❤️ by Expression Design Studio. Thanks!! It will darken the wood a bit so if you want a more natural look, adding white wax over raw wood is a great look too. Even more common is sticky dresser drawers and broken furniture legs. Hi Denise, Your dresser looks amazing! Thanks! Did you make it? I find that most wood drawers can be saved with a little TLC. I was right! To paint laminate furniture, start by sanding down the surface using 120-grit sandpaper so that the paint will stick better. This piece is gorgeous! She knew how I loved a good challenge. As for the 90’s look, for sure. Is the one with “adhesion properties” separate from their ‘regular’ Ashley? Any suggestions how to get that product? Love your ‘shout-out’ on slick stick…..your easy to use explanation helps allays fear or skeptisism in it’s use and effectiveness. It’s laminate so it has a glossy/slick surface that the chalk-mineral paint wasn’t sticking to. 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. Learn how to up your refinishing game by “staining” fake wood furniture. Antique Dresser Before Makeover. Love your latest makeover! I can’t find it locally. this is gorgeous. Afterwards, wipe up excess dust with a tack cloth or damp cloth. And if you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Salvaged Inspirations 2012-2019 ©Salvaged Inspirations. Let's keep in touch! xo, Oh my gosh!!! Wow! Thank you for doing such a beautiful piece, just LOVE it!!! Links on Salvaged Inspirations may be sponsored links and/or affiliate links. Before we tackle the wood veneer, Let’s do a little drawer repair. If you enjoyed the previous idea, you are going to love … You have a very unique vision!! COPYRIGHT POLICY: I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! It’s laminate but very well built with an interesting skirt detail. I’m also interesed in the gilding wax. It means a lot that you took the time to comment. If you wonder how to paint laminate furniture, or even can you paint laminate? ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Projkect, It works amazing Susie… I’m impressed! The bottom of this drawer was in bad shape and needed to be replaced. While laminate is usually made of a synthetic material, veneer furniture features a thin layer of real hardwood. Great execution! Second chances? Using A Paint Scraper. These clamps are a lifesaver when it comes to repairing and gluing jobs. I did grow up around a lot of antiques and so they do trigger great memories with my Grandmother. Love, love, love this dresser Denise! However, broken, chipped, and cracked wood veneer can be repaired with the right tools and a little knowledge. 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. I’m sharing a new furniture makeover today. It is really awesome to use on kitchen counter tops too….if you want to re-do your kitchen with not much money, it works great! I’m so glad I took your advice. Am certain the slick stick will work on the main portion of the piece. Well, this was the challenge of all challenges. Probably rats! layering and dry brush painting techniques. Finally, all the veneer on the wood dresser was history. Enter your e-mail so you don't miss a thing! I have a laminate piece that I’ve been fearful of working on…now I’m anxious to try it. I love how your dresser turned out. Your email address will not be published. Saw this on Instagram and had to click over here to read the tutorial. I really like the laminate piece you did without sanding. I’just see your project and i’m impressed. It s taking time as it is not easy to offload furniture. You didn’t mention anything about the handles and everything matches so perfectly. I never remove veneer that is in good condition—I just paint right over it. which color is used? I’m guessing it’s not formulated to stop bleedthrough, Julie. Is there a video showing how you did the cross look? You create pure magic with paint. You are not charged extra to use any of the links, but any income I make will be used for more fun projects! What a gorgeous makeover. How many colors did you use and did you use wax between layers of colors. I love to share the products I use and enjoy! Julie. I’m painting a laminate bookshelf, but I’m just painting it white. 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! As he observed my struggles, I brilliantly said… there has to be a better way to get this off. , Absolutely love this! © 2020 Do Dodson Designs. A laminate night stand gets a two tone makeover using Gel Stain and paint. There were a few ‘hiccups’ in the process but I really like it too. My arms were tiring fast with this amount of removal. But I understand you promote Dixie Belle products, which I love also! A veneer is a thin sheet of wood covering an underlayment that's commonly used in many pieces of commercially produced furniture today. How To Make Wood Drawers Slide The Easy Way! That said, if you decide on doing a similar paint technique – it’s best to do all the pieces at the same time. So, friends, if you have any old dressers with peeling veneer you want to get rid of… . Veneer is also easily damaged from the surface, and old veneers are often cracked, buckled, or … See more ideas about laminate furniture, laminate furniture makeover, furniture makeover. Beautiful makeover! Solid wood furniture is super heavy and usually quite expensive. . Have a super day. I’m in the process of restyling the matching night table for my client who bought this dresser. This looks amazing!! Dixie Nightstand – Painted Furniture Makeover I snapped a quick picture with the natural lighting from the window. Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. Browse through over 200+ DIY Furniture Painting Tutorials where you’ll find inspiration for your home & DIY projects! I LOVE this piece! But I am going to give it the old college try. So glad you’ve been following along and thanks SO much for chiming in and commenting! I use Zinsser 1 2 3 “with adhesion properties” on laminate and any kind of paint sticks beautifully. After sanding with my orbital sander, beneath all that was the most amazing aged wood. I think the closest one to you might be here ==> State of Paint The gilding wax is from also from DB, not a DIY version. Later that night after the staging and photos, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of this chest. Years ago, I updated a midcentury modern Danish dresser that is now a credenza in my dining room. Hi Heather! Learn how to stain fake wood furniture with gel stain!Prefer to read about it? Old wood furniture is notorious for having damage. . It’s definitely a labor of love. , Yes I have a room full of remorse……I am working on getting rid of a;ll of it and starting over at a slow pace.. Before I show you more ‘fancy’ after pics, I want to share the issue I had painting this dresser. Prime the entire dresser, including the drawer fronts, using … This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. A few nails can be used to secure it in place and you’re ready to go. Glad you had a wonderful time in Cali!! I thought I’d tried all of DB’s products but I’ve never heard of slick stick. . Dixie Belle still sells Slick Stick and you can find it here. Hey Jackie!! With the layers of color and brushing technique, it looks very textured, but when you rub your hand over this dresser, the finish is super smooth. Hi Denise. It’s low odor and soap and watet clean up. I’ve been looking everywhere for a tutorial on wood veneer and it seems everyone finds furniture with perfect bones and perfect finish. I nevvveeerr comment on Pinterest blog stuff but I just had to say how beautiful and creative this piece is. I’ve seen other bloggers use it on ceramic tile and glass, so I gave it a go on this laminate. I love what I do, and I hope you have enjoyed this wood dresser makeover as much as I have. So thanks again to all of you who chimed in on FB and a big thanks to Dixie Belle… another amazing product guys. Or stencil on a slightly more elaborate pattern. I agree Slick Stick is a problem solving life saver!!! Lightly sand the furniture until the laminate finish becomes dull appearing. Hi Denise, Check out some of my favorite projects here on the blog, or visit my homepage to learn more about The Art of Painting Furniture… where painting furniture gets real! I will definitely try it. Did you use the bronze patina paint on the laminate when dry brushing? Follow me on social media or sign up for a dose of furniture painting inspiration and diy tutorials. I make ugly furniture beautiful, and teach others to do the same. The bottom had veneer damage, but I decided not to repair it. Tons of character and WORMHOLES. Every single inch and even the drawers had to be stripped! 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’ll have to check it out. I’m finding it’s a bit of a challenge to match them separately. There are a few methods of removing veneer from old wood dressers, and to see them all, CLICK HERE. , Hi Denise, Absolutely Gorgeous!! It was lovely to meet you, Denise! . HOW TO: paint laminate furniture - the easy way! No problem and good luck Ashley. Now you have me curious though. That doesn’t even look like the same piece!!! An application of plywood and veneer will give the ends and face frames a fresh look. I want to do excactly the same but i have never paint with chalk paint on laminate. You’re such a good teacher – and I feel so much more confident about some of the projects I need to work on. Now on to the two-toned vintage dresser makeover. I have a laminate barrister. On the part you painted with the paint that was scratching off, did you sand that part down or just paint over it with the Slick Stick? On old furniture, the glue that holds the veneer is often not water-resistant. How many oz. For the iron skirt, I created patina by using bronze patina paint and turquoise teal gilding wax. Thank you. Once it is sealed, it’s on there good. I love the look of the raw wood, but I wanted to contrast it a bit for more character. I tried to find the Dixie Belle Slick Stick bonding primer but could not locate on their website. The jar is still almost full so a little product went a long way. Sometimes, paint isn’t always the best fit. The piece is amazing, Denise! . XO, It’s gorgeous! See how to paint over laminate in a way to make your painted finish last. The colors and the stained top look great. I want to paint a billy bookcase. Thanks for all the creative and wonderful work you do . This will be the most likely … Thank you again! And if you give the DB Slick Stick a try, I’d love to hear what you think of it. The same textured dry brushing technique we used on the luggage box is the EXACT same painting technique I used on this dresser. That’s neat you have the WHOLE set. I have a 32oz container of Slick Stick and I’m guessing maybe 5oz is gone after this project. Today, I’m sharing this 90’s dresser makeover and how to paint laminate furniture WITHOUT SANDING. I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! That’s exactly why we created “Slick Stick”. The construction method for veneer furniture is similar to laminate furniture, with the primary difference being the actual material used as the outer layer. Here’s a direct link to the Slick Stick. Sand your wood filler flush with the base of the dresser using an orbital sander at 220 grit. The handles are from Hobby Lobby – not painted… but I did use the bronze paint to match the wrought iron skirt and legs. Hi Christoula! I’ve used Zinsser too! I’ve already primed the whole piece and need to know if I need to sand it down before I repaint it. I see a good bit of brown coming through with the teal paint and white primer. 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. window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"","uuid":"d40a70e381e7ccbcb08937ddb","lid":"9df365d62a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Copyright © 2021 Salvaged Inspirations • All Rights Reserved. And that goes both ways. XO, Hello Denise – Thanks so much for the TIP I have some laminate at home that I have been worried/wondering about!! I’d LOVE to see how your bathroom tiles turn out. 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! “I just LOVE removing veneer” … said no furniture flipper ever! It might inspire me to do mine. They have a product called BOSS that stops bleed as well as odors and stains. I’m also happy you dropped in Louise! Gorgeous job, by the way!! , Wow. I’m totally in LOVE with this one. How To Remove Veneer – 4 Methods. While I was working on this dresser, I did think Slick Stick would be amazing to refinish any type of laminate cupboards…. of the slick stick did it take you to complete your dresser? Have a great day! I didn’t repair that as it’s a part of the history of the piece. A light sanding along with DIY versions work great, don’t they! Learn how your comment data is processed. Super effective! The other two drawers were in okay shape and just needed a little more wood glue. I used my layering and dry brush painting techniques to get this boho mottled coloring and pattern. 233 Ottawa St N, Hamilton, ON L8H 3Z4, 905-484-0074 They also have other retailers in East York, Pickering, Ottawa etc but you can plug in your address here and see who is closer to you. , Great advice need to paint a plain TV unit & side shelves As I said, it’s very plain. Required fields are marked *. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Do Dodson Designs ©2020 Do Dodson Designs. More times than none, the wood underneath is in great shape, protected by the veneer, and has tons of character. I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. 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. Just different colors! Isn’t that what life’s all about? Chalk Paint Recipe and Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover. So a lot of antique or vintage furniture has damaged veneer and fixing, repairing, and removing veneer comes with the furniture painting territory. It appeared it may have been in a fire and suffered a little smoke damage. I get excited about these tiny details. I have a similar problem with a desk I’m going to paint. Hi Teri! Transform old furniture into new, functional pieces with these step-by-step makeovers. This piece had been sitting in her booth a little longer than it needed to. Thank you. Do you think this would be a good product to use for BLEED as well? EVERYTHING makes it way back into style eventually. The wood you uncovered under the veneer is so pretty, it’s hard to believe it was ever covered up. For $30, I couldn’t pass up the possibility of what this could become. I’m really glad I kept the wrought iron base too… even the rope detail has kind of grown on me. It makes me feel kind of old when I see it come back ’round again though…lol. It really is a stunning and unique piece now. Furniture Makeovers. Specifically, I think it was the rope detail. , This website for Dixie belle is no longer there. I hope you have a great day too. I will definitely have to,try the Slick Stick Bonding Primer! Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover. How To Use Wood Filler To Repair Veneer Damage. But, if paint or veneer is chipping and peeling, you have to remove it. . Everything is DO-able! Thank you so much for this post! Reason being is Slick Stick is white but is only used for adhesion – no a uniform opaque coat. Bookcase that I want to redo with chalk paint. Once it’s dry, gently sand the surface with a 220-grit sandpaper. Refacing can be far less disruptive, messy, and time-consuming than a complete overhaul. Even after 24 hours, it was still scratching off with my nail. And, to be honest, I was slightly skeptical myself… but this stuff STICKS. Instead of getting rid of it, you can easily repair furniture damage with these tips for repairing old furniture. Then scuff sand the base of the dresser with 220 grit. Prescott View Home Reno: Add legs to Ikea couches. 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. He took the bait and ran with it! It turned out great, and I really like the rope detail – glad you kept it! After using slick stic, what type of white paint can I use ? I’m so glad to know about the SlickStick product, and all the others I got to try at the recent Dixie Belle / Prima event in California. That is a tall order, and a tight budget, and I am starting to question myself as to whether I can get it done. To watch the video tutorial click here. Reply To This Comment ↓ Gladys July 11, 2012 at 6:16 pm. Hi Denise: Where did you buy the Dixie Bell Slick Stick Primer? The bronze and gilding wax really tied it together, I think . Mixing up the old with new keeps a bit of the originality to the piece. . The very first thing I do when checking out these old pieces is to inspect the drawers. I don’t remember the exact colors I used on this makeover but the turquoise teal guilding was is from DB. Love your makeover, Therena! I can’t believe it’s the same piece, what an awesome makeover!! Yes, painting is recommended even if it’s going to remain white in color. Thanks again. I have this exact dresser, the whole set actually, purchased in 2006, not the 90s. So glad you left the legs as is. Hi Nicki! . That’s a huge statement coming from a “furniture painter”. Hi Lise! The matching bronze legs and the artistic brush strokes and color combos, bravo! It really adds that unique touch, especially after unifying the colors with the bronze paint and pretty teal gilding wax. Paint also makes it much easier to maintain with durability and easy clean up. I agree with Suzanne, it doesn’t even look like the same piece of furniture. It was amazing meeting you and I’m so happy you enjoyed the class. I’ve got a laminate dresser I painted with a primer the guy at the store assured me would work without sanding but it is scratching off. « The Frugal Guide to Buying Furniture… To Paint! I used Modern Masters Clear Coat Satin to seal the raw wood finish. I only applied the Slick-Stick to the laminate – not the wrought iron skirt and legs. Did you notice all the veneer on the table? Look What Removing Veneer Did To This Wood Dresser! And thanks. Did you notice the chewed area on the drawer above? This is stunning!! Can’t wait to show you how that turns out. 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. That said, half the fun is finding the pieces that inspire – even if it’s a temporary feeling as the case with this dresser. Can you please tell me how did you achieve that old look? Not sure if it comes from memories or an intuition. Moisture and heat can make the veneer lift up, and the edges of veneer can easily be chipped off. =o) I’m loving boho style and am re-doing my living room in blues, patterns, and velvet. I'm so happy you dropped by! but I never even thought of kitchen countertops! Prolonged humidity or exposure to water can soften the glue, letting the veneer blister, crack, or peel. Your living room sounds amazing. Never walk away from severe veneer damage because you never know what might be underneath. I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! 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. Did I just say that? ALL of you chimed in saying leave the wrought iron. Second chances always come with a story and this chest definitely has one. The dresser had some severe veneer damage. I really must get in touch with DBP and give it a try. (Also, just FYI, in Step No. . You piece ids beautiful. I am trying to figure out what brush strokes and layering you used to make this effect. Now that it’s painted and restyled, it’s a beautiful and interesting piece. This one was in bad shape but nothing that a little glue won’t fix. Hi Ashley! I always look forward to watch, Thanks a lot, Maya! Pour some of the primer into a paint tray. I picked up a pretty round table at an estate sale yesterday but the top has some crackling and I believe it is veneer. But the laminate “paper” on the framing around the glass fronts is starting to pull away a bit.on several places. . He’s a great help with my furniture makeovers and we make a great team. Grab a cup of java and stay a while. Sorry! I wonder if both these products can be used together? It’s been added to my Must Try list. I get this feeling (hard to explain) that comes over me when I see certain pieces of furniture. I love how this dresser turned out. Guys, this Slick Stick is amazing. . 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