Tuesday 5 June 2012

High boy dresser

It's almost summer! 
I love this time of year for so many reasons. First it's not cold! lol Seriously I have issues with freezing my behind off, ok ok, freezing every inch of me off ! 
Second..people have yard sales. :) (huge grin) 

Two weeks ago I was out and came across this old dresser. I apparently have no "before" pics. My husband was ripping at it almost as soon as I pulled it off the truck. The veneer on top was sooooooo bad he was just having fun taking that off. 
I kind of understand why they used veneer. KINDA. 
But with such lovely wood underneath, why redo the veneer? I ended up sanding it and staining it and I think it turned out wonderfully! 
The veneer came off the sides but I left it on the drawers, filled where it had chipped away and used my own home made calk paint. 
Then distressed it. 
 I re used the original pulls as they were in GREAT shape and were just so suited to this piece. I don't think I could have found anything even close to them that would have made this piece any more lovely than it already is.

 The details were not over the top...they were just perfect. I wish I could find more just like this one.
All that hard work did pay off. I took it into my booth on Sunday afternoon and it sold in an hour and a half. :) 
Now to get more things done...back to work :) 

Sharing here:
The Vintage Farmhouse 
Miss Mustard Seed 


  1. I love the way this turned out! So glad it sold so quickly!


    1. Thank you :) and me too! I need cash for yard sales..LOL

  2. If you wanted to find a dresser for me, I'd be okay with that :)

    1. Sounds good. If you "like" me on facebook, I tend to show them all there before I blog :)

  3. Your dresser turned out really great.. Enjoyed your blog.. Hugs, Cindy

    1. Thank you Cindy, I'm heading over to check out your blog :)