Well, wanted to redo the look of my front entrance and give it a country charm, so destressed some dressor drawers. Just look on garbage day, and you'll be amazed at how many people get rid of old dressors, for various reasons, craced top, broken drawer, but who cares, get them, all of them, you'll find that you will love it and others will too. Any dressor will do, stickers on it, dirt, grease, polyurethane? it all does not matter.
Paint it a base color what ever you like, it can be messy, but make sure you get all the corners and cracks, cause these will show. Take off any hardware, it will make it easier. Let dry.
Now put a heavy coat of Elmers glue on it (I used Elmers Wood Glue). Now put a coat of your top color on the glue while wet. The paint does not stick to the glue, it just kinda rests on it. Try to do it with an even stroke, but if you can't not a big deal at all. If you put the paint on thick, more Flat (very important). Do one side at a time, and Done. I found that the Elmers Glue helped to make a coating on the wood preventing dirt and grease from coming through, and preventing the paint from scratcing or chiping off. It's very durable, I have them outside holding plants, rain and shine, they look great.
In my attempt to create beautiful art on a daily basis, I also do things that are crafts. Here are some of the daily activities I do.