However, broken, chipped, and cracked wood veneer can be repaired with the right tools and a little knowledge. A laminate MCM night stand gets a two tone makeover using gel stain and paint. I'm so happy you dropped by! What colors did you use and where did you get the teal gilding wax? Again, thanks for making the weekend such a memorable one. The construction method for veneer furniture is similar to laminate furniture, with the primary difference being the actual material used as the outer layer. I used my layering and dry brush painting techniques to get this boho mottled coloring and pattern. I found your post through Pinterest when I was searching for a way of dealing with veneer. You did an amazing job on it and I love, love the teal and bronze together. These clamps are a lifesaver when it comes to repairing and gluing jobs. Links on Salvaged Inspirations may be sponsored links and/or affiliate links. © 2020 Do Dodson Designs. Learn how your comment data is processed. Yes (an extra step I didn’t want to do:() but I didn’t think about cleaning it and whatnot. All that raw wood goodness was all in my face! Not sure if it comes from memories or an intuition. Am certain the slick stick will work on the main portion of the piece. Love, love, love this dresser Denise! The piece is amazing, Denise! I have this exact dresser, the whole set actually, purchased in 2006, not the 90s. Somethings are just better left as is. How To Make Wood Drawers Slide The Easy Way! How To Remove Veneer – 4 Methods. Have a beautiful day. of the slick stick did it take you to complete your dresser? STUNNING!!! And that goes both ways. I’m Denise – lover of all things vintage, repurposed and restyled. I LOVE sharing... that's why I blog! No painting would ever touch these pieces while it was under my roof. Ga-ross! :) Read More…. Second chances always come with a story and this chest definitely has one. Amazing how well that Slick Stick works. Types of Wood Veneer. Hi Lise! 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. Or stencil on a slightly more elaborate pattern. As he observed my struggles, I brilliantly said… there has to be a better way to get this off. Sometimes, paint isn’t always the best fit. It might inspire me to do mine. XO, It’s gorgeous! Now on to the two-toned vintage dresser makeover. That’s a character, right? This post contains a few affiliate links to help you find the products I use. Hi Denise: Where did you buy the Dixie Bell Slick Stick Primer? Today, I’m sharing this 90’s dresser makeover and how to paint laminate furniture WITHOUT SANDING. I found this dresser (which also includes a matching nightstand) on Craigslist for twenty dollars. That said, if you decide on doing a similar paint technique – it’s best to do all the pieces at the same time. What a gorgeous makeover. Patina Painted Furniture | Ideas & Inspiration ». Sign up to get your dose of Inspiration and DIY Furniture Painting Tips! And if you give it a try, I’d love to hear what you think. I’d LOVE to see how your bathroom tiles turn out. 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. And this DB SS paint sounds great! Denise, you know I love all of your work .. you are extremely talented … but THIS has got to be one of my favourites! I used Modern Masters Clear Coat Satin to seal the raw wood finish. This piece is gorgeous! Dixie Belle ships product to me however there are more and more retailers popping up in Ontario. 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. He’s a great help with my furniture makeovers and we make a great team. This is stunning!! 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, 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! Thank you. Well, this was the challenge of all challenges. . The whole makeover cost less than $30, including the knobs (which were the most expensive part!) A light sanding along with DIY versions work great, don’t they! HOW TO: paint laminate furniture - the easy way! Second chances? 5, I think you meant “damp rag.” Or maybe not…) More times than none, the wood underneath is in great shape, protected by the veneer, and has tons of character. Did I just say that? I agree Slick Stick is a problem solving life saver!!! Here’s a direct link to the Slick Stick. I get this feeling (hard to explain) that comes over me when I see certain pieces of furniture. , This website for Dixie belle is no longer there. Can you please tell me how did you achieve that old look? I found a DB source really close to me so I’m hoping they have great colors and an array of products. Did you use the bronze patina paint on the laminate when dry brushing? I was right! Gorgeous job, by the way!! Hi Denise, The wrought iron legs are what initially attracted me… and then turned me off. The colors and the stained top look great. I LOVE this piece! Julie. Hi Teri! 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. My arms were tiring fast with this amount of removal. layering and dry brush painting techniques. Tons of character and WORMHOLES. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I’m passionate about furniture painting, photography, writing, and thrift home decor. Quick question….did you paint the handles to match the wrought iron bottom? I will definitely be purchasing Slick Stick and checking out your tutorials! I am inspired by your last few boho makeovers. Thank you again! It’s taken me 2-3 tries. Website Development with ❤️ by Expression Design Studio. The answer is yes! The wood you uncovered under the veneer is so pretty, it’s hard to believe it was ever covered up. Simply lay the broken bottom over the plywood and trace out a piece to replace it. Once it is sealed, it’s on there good. For someone who flips furniture for profit – I have a confession. DIY Campaign Style Nightstand - Ikea Rast Hack. Hi Jess! Glad you had a wonderful time in Cali!! But I am going to give it the old college try. I’ve been using just latex and drywall mud to make my own chalk paint. I’d been using a box for a night stand since we moved. Painting laminate furniture is easier than you may think. There are several types of wood veneer, from exotic, highly figured veneers … It was fun to read this post and actually have familiarity with all the products you used. , Thanks, Susan! On the drawer fronts as well as the top. I really like the laminate piece you did without sanding. Hi Rachel! , 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.. Then scuff sand the base of the dresser with 220 grit. I’m guessing it’s not formulated to stop bleedthrough, Julie. If you wonder how to paint laminate furniture, or even can you paint laminate? Good luck with your furniture inventory…exciting! A rebirth, a second chance. Have a super day. You’re such a good teacher – and I feel so much more confident about some of the projects I need to work on. Just different colors! I snapped a quick picture with the natural lighting from the window. How many oz. This piece was a lot of fun to work on and it makes me happy to hear the step by step tutorials are helpful. Grab a cup of java and stay a while. 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. Beautiful makeover! To see my full disclaimer,  click here! You didn’t mention anything about the handles and everything matches so perfectly. I think the closest one to you might be here ==> State of Paint Now that it’s painted and restyled, it’s a beautiful and interesting piece. That’s exactly why we created “Slick Stick”. I never use wax between the layers of paint but I have to confess, I didn’t keep tabs on the exact colors I used on this piece. . I had such an amazing time and met so many creative inspiring ladies! Transform old furniture into new, functional pieces with these step-by-step makeovers. ?? There were a few ‘hiccups’ in the process but I really like it too. He took the bait and ran with it! I love to share the products I use and enjoy! Thank you for the tips , Hi Christina! Also, I painted a des black and paint starting to wear off, can I use the slick stick and then repaint black? To watch the video tutorial click here. 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. You have a very unique vision!! Veneer damage on a wood dresser is no reason to pass up a once beautiful piece like this chest of drawers. That is a tall order, and a tight budget, and I am starting to question myself as to whether I can get it done. So thanks again to all of you who chimed in on FB and a big thanks to Dixie Belle… another amazing product guys. Once it’s dry, gently sand the surface with a 220-grit sandpaper. . Hi Denise, Your dresser looks amazing! Usually, I try to reuse the original hardware when I can. I’m loving boho style and am re-doing my living room in blues, patterns, and velvet. The very first thing I do when checking out these old pieces is to inspect the drawers. I’m finding it’s a bit of a challenge to match them separately. The gilding wax is from also from DB, not a DIY version. I don’t always comment but love your tutorials. How To Make A Rustic Christmas Tree Door- Repurposed . Thank you for the information, things, I think it happens to the best of us, doesn’t it DiB? It was lovely to meet you, Denise! Thanks!! How To Stencil On Fabric Without Bleeding, Easy Repurposed Cabinet Doors | Toilet Paper Caddy, The BEST Body Lotion Recipe For Winter Skin, Wood Dresser (one that has severe Veneer damage). Enter your e-mail so you don't miss a thing! Because it's so thin, it can be easily damaged in a move or as a result of an accident. This looks amazing!! But, if paint or veneer is chipping and peeling, you have to remove it. , Great advice need to paint a plain TV unit & side shelves As I said, it’s very plain. Has this ever happened with a piece you have done? I have a similar problem with a desk I’m going to paint. So glad you like it and ya, it does look quite different than what it started out as. window.dojoRequire(["mojo/signup-forms/Loader"], function(L) { L.start({"baseUrl":"","uuid":"d40a70e381e7ccbcb08937ddb","lid":"9df365d62a","uniqueMethods":true}) }), Copyright © 2021 Salvaged Inspirations • All Rights Reserved. An application of plywood and veneer will give the ends and face frames a fresh look. It really is a stunning and unique piece now. ALL of you chimed in saying leave the wrought iron. This brand new Pottery Barn Bookcase is given a painted furniture makeover. The dresser had some severe veneer damage. Guys, this Slick Stick is amazing. Ugh! I like how you showed the way laminate is a problem to work with when it comes to painting. Hi Denise. So glad you’ve been following along and thanks SO much for chiming in and commenting! It’s low odor and soap and watet clean up. Additional photos or text may be available with my written permission. I have been working with re-doing my bathroom tile with it too. Please feel free to use ONE (1) photo per post with a credit link back to the original post. . To repair a drawer I start with Wood Glue to secure all the loose dovetail joints. Paint also makes it much easier to maintain with durability and easy clean up. Something needs to be visible as a reminder. I was so happy to see Mr. Honey Do walk through the door. . Not a frequent follower but glad I tuned in today. What do you think? I’m so glad I took your advice. You did a wonderful job. 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! 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. I’m looking forward to trying it on tiles, glass or another laminate project. I did grow up around a lot of antiques and so they do trigger great memories with my Grandmother. . And ya, Dixie Belle is bringing out one new product after another. Pour some of the primer into a paint tray. I will definitely have to,try the Slick Stick Bonding Primer! Call me a weirdo if you want, but it was like an angelic experience. I hope you offload your furniture OR rekindle some inspiration of your own. I checked all the links and they seem to be working for me. A few nails can be used to secure it in place and you’re ready to go. I find it easy to jump on deals even when I logically know I don’t have the space to store it. I love what I do, and I hope you have enjoyed this wood dresser makeover as much as I have. I only applied the Slick-Stick to the laminate – not the wrought iron skirt and legs. I’m sharing a new furniture makeover today. Isn’t that what life’s all about? The Slick Stick makes it soooo much easier. =o) 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! And thanks. I’m also really happy I kept the legs/skirt. I love how your dresser turned out. Wow!! Your class was great fun, and I love the project we made. Thanks for the Slick Stick tip. Today, I’m showing you how I turned a set of veneer dressers from trash to treasure! . Veneer is also easily damaged from the surface, and old veneers are often cracked, buckled, or … Did they quit selling it, Hi Joy! But I understand you promote Dixie Belle products, which I love also! Probably rats! Is there a video showing how you did the cross look? Yes – $20 bucks! Chalk Paint Recipe and Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover. XO, Hello Denise – Thanks so much for the TIP I have some laminate at home that I have been worried/wondering about!! It really adds that unique touch, especially after unifying the colors with the bronze paint and pretty teal gilding wax. 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. She knew how I loved a good challenge. “I just LOVE removing veneer” … said no furniture flipper ever! I’m really glad I kept the legs/skirt because it makes it a unique piece. You always do such great work! Allow drying completely overnight. I nevvveeerr comment on Pinterest blog stuff but I just had to say how beautiful and creative this piece is. That’s a beauty of a finished piece! Order Dixie Belle Paint and Hokus Pokus Transfers HERE! Awwwww, thank YOU Laura! Yes, painting is recommended even if it’s going to remain white in color. That said, half the fun is finding the pieces that inspire – even if it’s a temporary feeling as the case with this dresser. 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. I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! It turned out great, and I really like the rope detail – glad you kept it! Learn how to stain fake wood furniture with gel stain!Prefer to read about it? Your living room sounds amazing. I’just see your project and i’m impressed. Michelle, Hi Michelle… and thank YOU!!! Thanks for all the creative and wonderful work you do . Every single inch and even the drawers had to be stripped! I’m also happy you dropped in Louise! And you can bet I’ll be looking for more like this one to refurbish. I’m also interesed in the gilding wax. Lightly sand the furniture until the laminate finish becomes dull appearing. I hope you have a great day too. (Also, just FYI, in Step No. Denise, I love this! The handles are from Hobby Lobby – not painted… but I did use the bronze paint to match the wrought iron skirt and legs. , Wow. I got a call from a friend that has a booth in a little antique store in our town. 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! Can’t wait to show you how that turns out. You create pure magic with paint. It’s laminate so it has a glossy/slick surface that the chalk-mineral paint wasn’t sticking to. Dark Walnut Stain by Old Masters was applied to the top and the front legs only. Sand evenly making … I picked up a pretty round table at an estate sale yesterday but the top has some crackling and I believe it is veneer. I also love a good DIY home decor project and share them here so you can DO IT too. This piece had been sitting in her booth a little longer than it needed to. Any suggestions how to get that product? Always love seeing your work , Thanks, Mary Ann! Learn how to up your refinishing game by “staining” fake wood furniture. Your email address will not be published. Thanks! The other two drawers were in okay shape and just needed a little more wood glue. That’s neat you have the WHOLE set. This will be the most likely … I will definitely try it. Glad you like the 90’s makeover… and hope to chat again. I use Zinsser 1 2 3 “with adhesion properties” on laminate and any kind of paint sticks beautifully. I thought I’d tried all of DB’s products but I’ve never heard of slick stick. So a lot of antique or vintage furniture has damaged veneer and fixing, repairing, and removing veneer comes with the furniture painting territory. 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. I'm humbled and flattered when you share my work, so SHARE AWAY! Hey Jackie!! It’s definitely a labor of love. Hi Ashley! A laminate night stand gets a two tone makeover using Gel Stain and paint. I love the look of the raw wood, but I wanted to contrast it a bit for more character. I wonder if both these products can be used together? But nothing that could not be fixed of course. . I tried to find the Dixie Belle Slick Stick bonding primer but could not locate on their website. Thank you! I am trying to figure out what brush strokes and layering you used to make this effect. . All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Do Dodson Designs ©2020 Do Dodson Designs. Love your ‘shout-out’ on slick stick…..your easy to use explanation helps allays fear or skeptisism in it’s use and effectiveness. Even more common is sticky dresser drawers and broken furniture legs. Wow! Hope this helps. There are a few methods of removing veneer from old wood dressers, and to see them all, CLICK HERE. I never remove veneer that is in good condition—I just paint right over it. , Hi Denise, Absolutely Gorgeous!! Before I show you more ‘fancy’ after pics, I want to share the issue I had painting this dresser. I also made a fun bench for my garage a couple years ago. If you’re lucky enough to have the broken bottom, it makes a great template. Someday “they” will covet the 90’s look again. I know, its embarrassing. Solid wood furniture is super heavy and usually quite expensive. I’m in the process of restyling the matching night table for my client who bought this dresser. And the best part – NO SANDING required! Everything is DO-able! From chipping veneer or peeling veneer, to chewed up furniture, and missing or broken trim. The matching bronze legs and the artistic brush strokes and color combos, bravo! Old wood furniture is notorious for having damage. Thank you. It’s a primer designed to adhere to glossy surfaces and it works really well. DIY Coffee Table - Ikea Hack. . Super effective! See how to paint over laminate in a way to make your painted finish last. Next, apply an oil-based primer with a brush or roller and wait 4 hours for it to dry. All images, tutorials and work are copyrighted to Salvaged Inspirations 2012-2019 ©Salvaged Inspirations. Have fun with your dresser Lindsay. Hi Heather! Is the one with “adhesion properties” separate from their ‘regular’ Ashley? , Absolutely love this! I have a 32oz container of Slick Stick and I’m guessing maybe 5oz is gone after this project. Tips for painting laminate furniture with chalk paint. And, to be honest, I was slightly skeptical myself… but this stuff STICKS. For $30, I couldn’t pass up the possibility of what this could become. I always look forward to watch, Thanks a lot, Maya! Love your makeover, Therena! You offer such inspiration, in a creative, organized, and well thought out series of pictures, techniques and tutorials! « The Frugal Guide to Buying Furniture… To Paint! 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. You are not charged extra to use any of the links, but any income I make will be used for more fun projects! For the iron skirt, I created patina by using bronze patina paint and turquoise teal gilding wax. Hi Marcia!!! Never walk away from severe veneer damage because you never know what might be underneath. which color is used? I love how this dresser turned out. The bronze and gilding wax really tied it together, I think . Thank you, DB! Hi guys, thanks for dropping by! Thanks!!! A real one-stop-shop for us furniture creators. Last week I posted it on Facebook and asked you if I should leave the legs and skirt as-is OR swap them for wood legs. This post is a bit of a two-fer, since it not only details how to stain any wooden or veneered piece of furniture but also touches on how to paint anything that’s wood or veneer since we did a two-toned treatment on a dresser that we hunted down on the cheap. 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? Look What Removing Veneer Did To This Wood Dresser! New doors, drawers, and hardware will completely update the cabinets. I want to do excactly the same but i have never paint with chalk paint on laminate. Every time I looked at it in my inventory, it looked more and more 90’s to me. I find that most wood drawers can be saved with a little TLC. How To Decoupage On Wood Furniture With Wallpaper . ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Projkect, It works amazing Susie… I’m impressed! Do you think this would be a good product to use for BLEED as well? Hi Pat!!! Sand your wood filler flush with the base of the dresser using an orbital sander at 220 grit. but until then I’m painting over everything that comes my way. Feb 9, 2020 - Explore Rosie Velazquez's board "Laminate furniture makeover" on Pinterest. Later that night after the staging and photos, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of this chest.