It was already in good condition except for the veneer on the bottom drawer.
Before you take a peek at the after you have to know I didn't sleep very well after I painted this one. I've never painted anything this color and I was so worried she wouldn't like it! Before I showed it to her I told her I would be happy to paint it again if she wasn't happy with it, and when she saw it she said, "Why? What's wrong with it? I love the color!" Needless to say, I was so happy! :)
Ok, so seriously, pictures never do a color justice. This color has a lot of depth to it in person and I absolutely love it with the distressing.
Is it weird that this makes my heart beat just a little faster? lol I adore it.
These spindles are to die for, and are my absolute favorite part about this dresser. I love the warmth and the softness of the wood (especially with this color).
This is a better shot of what the color really looks like.
She may not be for everybody, but I love it!
p.s. I asked her what her husband was going to say and she says, "He won't know...he's color blind!" (He really is color blind...lol!!)
color = Saffron Thread SW
Stain as glaze = Dark Walnut by Minwax
poly = Varathane in semi-gloss (yup, I love it!)
hardware = stuff I dug out of a bucket and painted with Oil Rubbed Bronze by Krylon (I always say repurpose if you can!)