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)