Today’s before and after, while it doesn’t feature paint, is a truly *magical* DIY story.
Tarah, a Stylish Patina fan from far away submitted this project to us, a salvaged barn dresser. Read Tarah’s story below!
“I’m from northern Minnesota and after fifteen months remodeling my Grandma’s 100 year old farm house we moved in, got married, and live and breathe DIY!” We’re already sold, Tarah!
“This old dresser was a find out in the barn, I loved how big and heavy it felt and I had the suspicion that it was probably walnut. I don’t know which one of my grandparents’ this piece belonged to but I am so glad I was able to keep it and make it beautiful again!”
“I sanded the whole thing down instead of stripping it and it just about killed me, definitely should have stripped all of the funk and gunk off of it first. I felt like my arms were gonna fall off. I just sanded. And sanded. And sanded. *facepalm* The whole dresser probably has over ten hours of just me sanding into it. However, in the end, once I saw those beautiful tiger stripes across the drawers, my heart just soared and it was so worth it!” said Tarah.
Talk about serious commitment to DIY.
And, here’s Tarah’s beautiful restored dresser.