Bedroom Dresser is Going Rustic


I'm still working on my son's room. The dresser was the next thing on my list that required updating. I wanted it to look more rustic. I sanded all the draws.........



 and stained them with the apple cider vinegar and steel wool solution.


I primed and painted the drawer handles. 
I used Rustoleum American Accents Metallic.

Before - painting the drawer handles.

The top and sides of the dresser are laminate. The next best thing to use
 is gel stain. I applied two coats of the walnut gel stain.


I still need to sand the front of the dresser.



The wood drawers also got a quick wipe down in a few areas
 with Minwax special walnut.


So far so good. I love how the different stains make the drawers look old and rustic. I'm use to only doing this with paint. It's good to know that stain also works well. I love being able to see the grain of the wood.


It rained really hard this morning and it looks like the sun is coming back out. I'm off to hand sand the front of the dresser. I will post the updated dresser this week.

Thanks for stopping by!
xo,
Dee
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32 comments:

Marydon said...

Live & learn ... have not heard of the apple cider technique before ... turned out BEAUTIFULLY!
TTFN ~
Have a beautiful day ~
Marydon

Shelly { @ Quiet Luxury } said...

Very nice Dee. Can't wait to see it once you've finished!

Gina said...

I can just tell how beautiful this is going to be once it's finished! It's going to be perfect for your son's room.

laurie said...

ooo, I like where this is going, beautiful and so very unique!!
Your creation,

Marydon said...

Come join our cause for Zoe, I deeply appreciate this.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's coming along nicely, Dee! I'll look forward to seeing the reveal!

Linda said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip on apple cider vinegar.
Coming together nicely.

Geri - eatpaintlearn.com said...

I just got a really nice vintage 50's style dresser at a garage sale for only $5. So, all I need to get that finish is apple cider vinegar and steel wool? Does it take a lot of scrubbing? When you say laminate do you mean a wood laminate or was it formica? The top of the dresser I got if formica. I was thinking of either painting the rest of it and decoupaging the top with some book pages (it's in my closet so no one really sees it) But I also like this washed out look. Thanks for any advice. ♥

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Lookin Good!! I didn't know you could stain laminate, great tip:)

Kris said...

I've never heard of using apple cider vinegar for staining wood before...you learn something new everyday :). I like the way you used egg cartons to hold your drawer pulls in to paint them, thats a great idea too.

I'll be checking back to see how the dresser re-do turns out.

Jamie said...

Dee, I've been wanting to paint my husbands dresser and didn't know what to do with the laminate top. Thanks so much for sharing that tip. Your dresser looks like it's going to turn out super cute. ~ Jamie

Connie said...

Hello Dee, you are always busy as a little bee. This dressers is really turning out nice and much more masculine than paint. I love the little tip with the egg cartons for holding small items for painting. Great idea. Thanks for sharing. I will be looking forward to seeing your finish project.
You are always so sweet and leave the nicest comments. I'm happy that you liked my aprons. I had a great time making them. Here's hoping that you have a beautiful week filled with sun shine and flowers. Connie :)

Cynthia said...

This dresser is lookikng great! I love the finish on it. Thanks for sharing your tips.

Cynthia

Little Miss Maggie said...

Another great project. You are such a wealth of information. Love how you used the egg cartons to work on the hardware. I didn't even know about those Minwax products either. How is the gel stain working out? I had a disaster last week.

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Dee! This looks like a LOT of work, but it's sure to be fabulous like everything you do. Can't wait to peruse your blog for all the wonderful things I've missed!

Thanks for welcoming me back. I look forward to seeing you for Potpourri Friday!

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

Hi! Dee,
Oh I like that color of stain when you're done. It really looks great.
I didn't know you could change the shade of laminate. I don't know too much about staining.
It looks wonderful.

Rhissanna said...

Isn't the ageing wood solution great? I am doing a small box for Hubby's Steampunk Study and posted a tutorial on the blog for a how-to. It's really made a big difference and now I'm applying the get stain, the grain shows through beautifully. It's a lovely technique and EASY and CHHEAP! (I love those words) It also means that when the drawers are open the inside of the drawers don't look so new. You've made these drawers look wonderful, Dee.

Sherry said...

Dee, you're really doing an excellent job with this. I've heard of using cider vinegar for staining but I've never done it myself. I definitely like how nice the drawers turned out. I'm sure your son is going to appreciate the transformation. Great job!

8)(8 said...

I like the new finish! THe drawer looks like some of the finishes at Restoration Hardware!

Poppy said...

Wow! I'm amazed at your beautiful creations! And the concoctions you use,Dee. You are tempting me to use this method,I'm going to give it a try very soon:)Can't wait to see the final reveal.Thanks for sharing! I never knew about staining laminate until now,you're always a wealth of wonderful information:)~Poppy

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

You are one ambitious gal!! Looks great with all of the things you've done to this. This better become a life-long family heirloom!

Allison said...

I can't wait to see how this looks once it's finished! I think it's going to be amazing!!
And thank you so much for the sweet comment and for following my blog!! I am following you back with pleasure!!
:)
Allison
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Liz - Imageremix said...

Oh my gosh, it's gonna be so cool! What a great idea. Amazing how you've thought to change this piece up. Thanks for coming by my place and leaving me such encouraging words. I do appreciate it.
Liz

D said...

I love when different techniques are used. Amazing use for cider! Thank you for sharing this technique, absolutely wonderful.

Jeanne said...

Looking good so far! I'll watch for the updates!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Dee, you always amaze me! Who knew the power of vinegar?! This turned out great! I can't wait to see this completed! Fabulous idea!

Designing Domesticity said...

OH, I love where you are going with this dresser. So nice to see stain again. Everyone is painting everything these days (including me!). Can't wait to see the finished results. Thanks for sharing, liz

Miss Val's Creations said...

Nice work Dee! I love the results with the apple cider vinegar. It make the grain look so beautiful. I always love seeing how you bring new life into old items!

Chatty Crone said...

It is beautiful. Do you do all the work yourself? Amazing. sandie

Donna Wilkes said...

Dee
So glad to hear someone using "old school" vinegar treatment with a steel wool. It looks great with the stain finishes and hope you will show it after you are completely through!

Distressed Donna Down Home

Debbiedoo's said...

Nice job Dee! Great tip with the vinegar too. So glad to see you join the party!

Angie said...

I have not tried the vinegar and wool trick. I may have to practice on some old scrap wood and see how it looks. I am loving the way your drawer looks with it though. Great..another thing to put on my 'try' list...lol.

Hugs, Angie

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