WAS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME!!!
So I am going to use this time to complain and whine I little bit.
I guess my children are rubbing off on me.
Today during precious nap time/ mommy time. I started working on this dresser.
Yep, that is a bad picture. But it was cold outside and was too chicken to open the garage door.
I decided to strip the top and was going to stain it, since I am on a roll of doing that lately.
Then I realized I should get the mail and get the bills and all, so I opened up the garage.
Here is a better picture without the top drawers.
So I started stripping the top and could see the previous owner had primed the dresser before painting it brown. Then underneath the paint I could see the wood grain.
Then after supper I ran out in the garage again while Mr. Genius was playing with the boys. I had put another layer of citristriper on and was going to clean it off real quick.
That is when I noticed this dresser has leprosy.
The wood grain was stripping off with the paint!
The dresser isn't real wood!
If I knew that, I wouldn't have stripped the top. I would have just sanded.
I am trying not to think about the fact that I would be halfway done by now.
So is there a way to tell if a dresser or any furniture for that matter is real wood or not when there is paint on top of it?
That would save me some time.