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30 yr old Dresser Overhaul

I have had this white wicker dresser since I was a little girl. It had been through countless moves and apartments, served as the changing table and storage for both of my babies and it looked the part! 30 years of love and wear and cat claws and children's pencils, it was time to repair and refinish it as a part of my guest room makeover. I started by removing all of the trim and wicker, honestly not sure if the bones of the dresser would really be salvageable at all.  The plywood was not in great shape in many places so I glued and clamped, re-attached loose drawer slides and in some instances tore away chunks of plywood altogether.  The...

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