A few months ago I bought 2 French provincial night tables and dresser unit from a seller on Kijji for $40 to help fill our guest room as they reminded me of my own bedroom set when I was a child. Their shape was lovely, but the fake wood finish had seen better days as they were covered with paint spots and small dents. As such I decided to try my first attempt at refinishing furniture, which went much easier than anticipated.
PAINT A FRENCH PROVINCIAL DRESSER
To refinish the dressers, first I filled all the holes with wood filler and allowed the wood filler to dry. Next, I went over the entire dresser with fine sandpaper with my orbital electric sander. For the small curves and bends on the dresser unit I sanded by hand with a sheet of fine sandpaper. After all the damage had been repaired and everything was smooth, I wiped off all the dust with a damp cloth, vacumed all the dust within the room and allowed the water on the dresser to dry.
Finally I added a few coats of Rust-oleum Paint and Primer spray paint in satin white they look nice and fresh and new. For the hardware I added crystal knobs at the top and more traditional hardware in silver for the bottom drawers.
Here are the new pieces in the still very empty guest bedroom.