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??

Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. You know I love those mahogany pieces...stained top and painted base! :) This one is absolutely beautiful! I never thought to use Restore a Finish on the interior of the drawers. Thank you for the tip!

  2. Just gorgeous! Wow, it looks perfect, and those are hard jobs to do! Thank you so much for sharing at Redoux!

  3. Love the contrast of the dark top and the white. It looks great!
    As for the hutch,,,,Don't know what your accent colors are in the room where it's going, but please consider doing two colors. Do the insets of the doors the same as the back behind the shelves. I did a buffet like that. Used a pale aqua and a cream color for the body. That would like nice against the brown wall.
    If you want to see it, Scroll down to where it says Vintage Mahogany Buffet.