Sunday, October 2, 2011

Dresser Revive

Check out this old antique dresser.  There is a lady that lives by me that was going to throw it away.  The drawers are in EXCELLENT condition but the rest of it, not so much.  It's chippy, peeling, pieces of the legs were was in need of a lot of intensive care.  I did a ton of gluing and clamping. A TON.

Then I sanded her down really good making sure not to chip off more than was already off.

I dry brushed her with some granite grey, painted on this beautiful stencil and then stained the whole thing with some Min wax dark walnut.  
I think it turned out perfect!

The mirror that is leaning up next to her goes on top.  It's a gorgeous piece and unfortunately this is the only picture that I took of here.  I was in such a rush getting ready for the Market this past Saturday that I didn't get any others taken. :/   I made it as large as I could so it might be overlapping on the sides of my blog.  You can click on the picture for a closer look.   Hope you like her!    *Oh and she's already sold!

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Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Cute, cute!! Love the stencil on the front!! Congratulations on the sold sign!!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

holy smokes, what a find! isn't it crazy that people will throw this stuff in the trash??? i LOVE what you did and can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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Inspired by you said...

can't believe she was going to throw that away. you did an amazing job with it.

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

WOW! She's so so pretty! What market were you at?

Faith said...

What a terrific find/rehab! Found you on TT&J.