Thursday, March 15, 2012

Drexel Dresser


***SOLD***

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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20 comments:

  1. Great job Stephanie!! I love how this one turned out!

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  2. Quite lovely! What a wonderful piece to work with!

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  3. beautiful job! i love the shape of those piece and those glass knobs are perfect!

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    1. Thanks Cassie, I love the little sparkle the knobs give. :)

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  4. I loooove the over-sized glass knobs! The perfect finishing touch.

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  5. It looks great!! The knobs were a great choice too, nice work!!

    Shannon @SewSweetCottage

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    1. Thanks Shannon! - Shannon is my husband's name :)

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  6. Looks so great! Congrats on the award :) XO, Kelly

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  7. This piece looks great!! I love the colors you chose. I'm a new follower!

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  8. Your dresser makeover looks outstanding and thank you for sharing it at my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  9. What a great find! And you made it so fresh and pretty! The glass knobs are perfect too!

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  10. Just found your blog through craigslist. I live in GA too :) Great work!

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