Monday 20 May 2013

MIA, Sorry about that.

Wow how time flies. 
I've been MIA for the last couple of weeks, and I'm really sorry about that. Does it help to tell you I've been swamped here getting the cottage open, the house spring cleaned and projects going out the door weekly? 
I know I excuse. 
I'm sorry. 
I promise to make it up to all of you. 

To try to make it up allow me to share something I tall boy dresser. 
My husband loves it much so that we discussed selling it, but decided to keep this beauty. 

 It's a bow front dresser. Probably from the 1920's But look at how it's been abused.
 Not as bad as some I've worked on...but scratches all over the place!
And dirty. OMG...dirty. It was hard to touch that without wanting to wash my hands and use bleach!

I removed the hardware which was in GREAT shape. Soaked it all in vinegar then scrubbed it all to within an inch of it's life. 
I stripped the whole thing down and just didn't have the heart to paint it. So I stained it and sealed it to allow it's natural beauty shine through. 
I hope you agree. 

 I have no clue what this wood is. But it's all hard wood (can totally tell when sanding it)

Isn't it majestic? I LOVE IT! and I'm so happy I didn't paint it. It's just perfect the way it is. 


  1. Just beautiful! Great Job!

  2. Hi, I think it turned out real pretty. I love to paint furniture but some pieces just need to be restored to their natural beauty. Love it...Connie

  3. Oh I love this, I love that it is so beautifully restored and not painted. Well done. I would love for you to link this up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.
    Hugs, Marty

  4. I love that you refinished this. I paint a lot of things, but I try to refinish pieces that aren't to far gone. It really turned out beautiful.

  5. I'm so glad you honored the wood. I agree some pieces need paint but some just don't.

  6. It turned out just beautiful! Not everything needs paint. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday. Have a wonderful week.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  7. I agree with you 100%. That wood is too pretty to cover.