Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Ladies Dresser

Fall has definitely arrived here in New England and, unfortunately, when fall arrives Old Man Winter can't be far behind.  A few things change in my rehabbing furniture routine as well - except for an occasional "find," I'll begin working my way through the inventory that I've been accumulating all through the spring and summer months.   Also, the location of my "workshop" changes.  Instead of working in my garage and/or driveway, I do most of the work in my kitchen.  Oh, how I envy those that are lucky enough to have a dedicated, year-round work area!

One of my first projects pulled from inventory was this dresser -
I had already done some sanding before I remembered to take the photo, but you get the idea.  It wasn't in horrible shape but definitely needed an update.

I decided to enhance its femininity and here's how it turned out -
Both colors on the body are Behr mistints used in HM chalk paint. It's distressed and antiqued; the top was sanded down and restained with Minwax Fruitwood.  The hardware is vintage but not original to this piece.

The oval design on the top drawer is decoupaged using Mod Podge and scrapbook paper and here's a closeup -

The dresser sold within 24 hrs of being listed.

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