Before and After: Vintage Highboy and Dresser

Last weekend I had the opportunity to go to an estate sale with my boyfriend. We scored big, getting ourselves a vintage dresser and matching highboy for practically nothing. The dresser came with a mirror that we removed and sold for enough money to make back the cost of one dresser!

Both the dresser and the highboy were in bad shape, scuffs, chips and an overall ugly colour. The main reason we wanted these was for the hardware, the lines and the legs.

For the most part these were easy to fix up, light sanding by hand, filled in the giant cracks and chips in the veneer with wood filler, sanded smooth and applied 2 coats of CIL primer from Home Depot, then finished with 3 coats ofย Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana from their Advanced line.

Check out the transformation below:

vintage highboy before and after
vintage highboy before and aftervintage highboy before and after

Vintage Dresser before and after:

dresser before
vintage dresser before and after

dresser closeups

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