Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mahogany Dresser in Old White

Finally done with this one!  I found it in a local thrift store where it sat for months before I finally bought it.  It's solid mahogany from 1956.  I had the top looking perfect with one coat of poly on it, when I started to sand before putting on another coat the 1st coat started peeling up - aghhhhh!  I had to completely sand it down and start over.  I have no idea what happened.  I shellacked all the drawers prior to painting so I wouldn't have bleed through.  The finished product has 3 coats of old white, clear wax, and a dark walnut top.  I also sanded down the inside of the drawers and went over them with restore a finish.

71"W x 32 1/2H x 21 1/2D

My newest find which I'm keeping :) - It will be going against a dark brown wall.  If you were going to paint it what color would you pick??

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Miss Mustard Seed

Friday, November 15, 2013

Vintage "Old White" Dresser

54"W x 34"W x 19D

This is the dresser that matches this chest. Solid wood 6 drawer bow front dresser painted in Old White with Jacobean stained top.  Hepplewhite hardware painted in oil rubbed bronze.  I love the curves and simple lines of this style furniture. This would look adorable in a nursery, bedroom, to hold a flat screen, or used as a small buffet. 

Cloudy days and poor indoor lighting make for bad pictures - sorry!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Vintage White Chest

46"H x 34"W x 19"D

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I got this chest with the matching dresser and painted them both in Old White.  This and the french provincial style furniture are two of my favorites!  I love the bow front on these pieces.  The lines are simple and can be both masculine and feminine.  I painted the original hardware in oil rubbed bronze and tried Jacobean stain on the tops this time, it's just slightly darker than dark walnut.  The wood grain is beautiful on this piece!

Should be finished with the matching dresser in a few days.  :)

I am slowly plugging away at this one as well: