I'm a sucker for a lot of things (as my hubby will attest to!) and cute, little antique dressers are on that list. So, you can imagine, when I saw this dresser it was no exception. Even though it was a little rough I couldn't resist taking it home. I'm tellin' ya, when you're in the heat of the moment it's easy to overlook all those "little" things that can be fixed later....mmm hmmm...
She needed some minor repairs and guess what else? Yup! I had to peel veneer. Seriously? How do I make the same mistake over and over again?! Anyway, I'm always happy after the fact!
The veneer was bubbly and cracking and when I touched it it just fell apart (apparently I overlooked this when I was buying it!) , so off it came...
I buy these cup pulls in bulk now. Love them!
This top was so rough that after I sanded it with 80 grit it still looked beat up. I knew I was staining it dark, so I hoped the stain would cover some of the imperfections. There are a few marks it didn't cover, but I like the character it adds to the piece. After all, I'm sure she lived a full first life and now she's on her second, so what can you expect?! :)
Just love this pale blue/gray.
I'm so happy with how it turned out, and now she's off to her new home!