Furniture re-dos

Dresser Unveiling….

You may recall the fabulous dresser I was given to refresh and restore to it’s glory days…. I finally finished it this evening and I cannot wait to show it to you!!

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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….

dresser painted cobalt blue with stained cherry top
dresser painted cobalt blue with stained cherry top

And one last shot of the dresser before and after….

before and after of dresser painted cobalt blue with stained cherry top

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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  • Reply
    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. 😀

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    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!

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    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!

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    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. 🙂

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    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!!!

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      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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