But guess what? Underneath all that ugly, It is made of solid wood with dovetail drawers and everything. It started out as that awful yellow color from the 60's and then someone gave it this paint job--woof!
The top had a huge piece of veneer missing and I was able to pull another piece off easily so I figured I would take it all off. Easier said than done. I removed as much as I could with just a scraper and then had to use a wet towel and iron to get off the rest. It took longer to remove the veneer than paint the entire dresser.
I painted with two coats of SW Seaworthy blue in homemade chalk paint and stained the top with a vinegar/steel wool/tea mixture.
Ahoy matey! I used larger knobs on the top drawer and covered them with jute string. I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to attach the string to the knobs and once it dried, I covered it with a layer of Mod Podge to make it permanent.
The knobs I used had a white center, so I painted them with some brown in case you could see through the spaces of the string. I then just added the string in circles until I got to the center of the knob. This picture was taken while the glue was still drying. Aleene's Tacky Glue holds great, but takes forever to dry (it does dry clear).
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