This was another piece from my Grandmother’s house.
As soon as I saw it I was pumped!
Obviously it wasn’t looks that had me excited; but the piece is wood, you don’t see dressers on tall legs much anymore and I had nothing to lose if I screwed up.
This is the ideal piece of furniture if you want to try out refinishing.
Worst case scenario, it would be the prettiest potting bench around!
I’m pretty sure this lived in a dark corner of her basement. It certainly wasn’t a piece she had out for company, and I’m guessing it had something heavy sitting on top based on the fact that someone attempted to paint around it.
There were a few coats of paint on this one, so I did need to strip;
and a rubdown (with sandpaper);
but once it was naked wood again, you could see the beauty. All the scars in the wood are perfect – it creates the gorgeous patina.
(okay, enough innuendoes)
I wanted to try something different with this piece, so I decided to stain and paint it…
Just leftover paint and stain from other projects, but they really do look sharp together don’t they?
And check out these knobs I found at Home Depot for $0.99 each!
You’ve got to appreciate a cheap and yet cute knob!
(last one, I promise)
It’s really a striking piece now.
I’m so pleased with how this turned out, and better yet, my Grandmother had two of these (both in equally rough condition), so I get to play again on the second one!
Have a great one!
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