Furniture re-dos

Dresser Unveiling….

You may recall the fabulous dresser I was given to refresh and restore to it’s glory days…. (if not, you can find it here)

I finally finished it this evening and I cannot wait to show it to you!!

After much deliberation I decided to strip the top and just heavily wax it.

(I need to get a bit off topic here- if you’ve never stripped furniture before, I would like to warn you- it’s a mess. It’s gross, truly one of the grossest things I have probably ever done- ick. I will have to do it for the Hoosier… if I can avoid ever doing it again after that, I will be a happy girl)

Once I stripped it, the edges were quite a bit lighter than the veneer piece so I used a bit of stain to bring them as close as I could color-wise. Then I gave it a thick coat of wax and sanded the top with 600 grit sandpaper and added another fairly thick coat of wax the next day.

I also painted the body blue and the hardware white. I am really pleased with the result….

And one last shot of before and after….

What do you think?

My apologies for the cruddy pictures – some day I hope to have a decent camera so the pictures will look better…(it’s on my very short list of desires)

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Laurie
    October 22, 2012 at 5:41 AM

    I LOVE IT! Great choice in color. I would say that is a happy piece of furniture! Great job. 😀

  • Reply
    Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
    October 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM

    The white against the rich blue is a fantastic contrast!! It turned out wonderfully. I’ve never stripped furniture. For pretty much the exact reasons you’d recommend no one ever attempt it!

  • Reply
    coolmama72
    October 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    It looks great!!!!!! I recently wrote a post about stripping paint (for my craft desk), I agree, it’s quite yucky!

  • Reply
    scottiev
    October 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Thank you ladies! I only stripped the top. I am starting to dread the Hoosier… has to be done though.. maybe I will start it today since the weather is supposed to be wonderful for the next two days… not feeling motivated, but not thinking the Hoosier will care. 🙂

  • Reply
    szinteriors
    January 15, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Hi Scottie!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog today – I am blown away by your transformation here! It looks awesome, and great choice to leave the top as is… this is a great piece with very cool lines, and you’ve definitely done it justice!!!

    • Reply
      scottiev
      January 15, 2013 at 11:05 PM

      Thank you! I was so excited to find your blog and can’t wait to ind time to go through it all! How nice of you to stop by and say such lovely things!

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