Monday, December 8, 2014

A Ray of Sunshine

Winter has arrived here in New England and though the ground isn't covered in snow yet, for the most part the days are chilly & dreary.  That doesn't mean that the furniture rehab activity stops - it just moves inside!

I'm still working on reducing the size of my stash and I just finished this ladies dresser.

I chose a color that reminds me of a warmer season and a brighter day - a soft, buttery yellow (SW's Butter Up) that I used for HM chalk paint.  The top was restained with GF's Java Gel and protected with Wipe On Poly to give it a nice, soft sheen.  The body is protected with Americana Decor's Clear Wax.

The hardware is original but it was painted to complement the other details on the dresser - the carved embellishment on the top drawer and the painted corner detail on the bottom drawer.

Here's a better photo of the detail on the bottom drawer -

The drawers are lined and the mirror was missing, so it has been replaced.  This is the dresser  "before" - kinda reminds me of a chilly, dreary winter day!