Thursday, March 15, 2012

Drexel Dresser


I knew I wanted this one as soon as I saw it!  It was big and beautiful and I knew it could look even better. :)  I had to come back for it a couple of days after I paid because there was no way the guy in the store and I were going to lift it into my van.  It took my husband, dad, mom, and me to get it out of the van and into the house - this thing weighs a ton!  It's solid wood with dovetail construction and a drexel on top of that.  The top stripped like a dream, just came off like butter after 15 minutes sitting with Klean Strip on it.  I stained the top a dark walnut, added 3 coats of poly for durability, and painted the body with a mix of ASCP French Linen, Graphite, and Old White.  The back plates behind the glass knobs are original, but the rest of the original hardware I thought dated it so everything else except the knob on the door is new.  This piece would be beautiful as a buffet or a dresser.   Now to the before and afters:

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