Sunday, 8 July 2012
All about Dressers Painted and Not!
What a great week we've had here in Ontario. All this summer warmth and sun. I'm totally loving it. I do feel for those that have suffered and some are still suffering in the north east USA who are without power due to the storms last weekend.
When I started doing furniture it all started with a dresser. My husband received a dresser from his Oma and Ota. (grandparents) He stripped it down (kinda) and left it for years. I finally got sick of looking at it in the basement and BEGGED him to let me finish it. He finally relented and allowed me to finish it.
I obviously don't have any before pictures...since I wasn't blogging way back when this was done.
I have to tell you I got "the refinishing bug"
I constantly have clients who come pick up furniture from my home asking for if this one is for sale. I have to tell them no, my daughter has dibs on it and since it is from family, family gets it. :)
Now two weeks ago I was in our local GW store and saw a dresser. I fell in love. Actually there were two and I loved them both...but the price was outrageous. So sadly I walked away.
Then Thursday I decided to go back and just drool a bit more if it was still there.
And it was..both were still there. So I talked to them to see if they could drop the price ( you never know if you don't ask right?) Lo and behold...they were keen on moving them so I got them for 60% off the asking price!! WOOT WOOT!
Wouldn't you fall in love if you saw this?
ok ok, I know you are probably thinking that no matter what, this just wouldn't be worth the effort right?
But with a bit of stripper and a LOT of sanding.......
ALL the paint came off, then sanded it to bring back the wood grain, Then decided to paint it again. BUT I left the top natural. I used a dark walnut stain on it and it came out soooooo pretty.
Now I'm sure you can see that there are no handles on it. This is only because I don't have the glass I want yet. I will be picking those up this week. I also need to raid my stash of antique wheels and will be adding those as well.
I love how it turned out. :)