An old used dresser I got from a friend for $20 got a mini makeover this week.
I painted the shell of the dresser and painted a water-based gloss to enhance the drawers.
Sorry, I forgot to photograph the dresser before removing drawers.
The drawer handles were so filthy...they were black from the age of the dresser. I took the handles and I poured a CLR knock-off from Dollartree. A picture of the bottle is below.
As soon as I poured the solution, it began to instantly clean them up.
After 20 minutes in the solution, I took a small brush and I lightly brushed the rest of the dirty grime off. Wow!!! They look like new.
This is the dirty water after soaking the handles for 20 minutes and after brushing them in the solution. Look at that dirty water.
This is the brush I used.
Here is the magical solution. I also used this solution to clean the dresser's wood and as you see the wood came out gorgeous. I just gave the wood 2 coats of a water-based gloss.
The dresser came out fantastic.