When I saw this dresser on CL I was so focused on the cute legs I didn't see much else. And, when I picked it up I was having such a good time talking with the woman that I didn't look very closely at it. When I got it home I realized the legs weren't original to the dresser and looked very out of place. Such a bummer because that's why I bought it! I still make rookie mistakes. ;)
Oh well, it's still a cute little chest of drawers!
I removed the legs and when I started sanding it down I realized how rough it really was. I thought a more rustic look for it was more fitting as it had lots of "character". :)
I know I've said it a thousand times but I really don't like oak! The grain is so heavy and I spend half my time worrying about how to cover it up. I recently did a oak hall tree and decided to work with the grain instead of against it! (A great life lesson too!)
I white washed it to pop the grain and love how it gives the paint such depth.
Aren't these side panels adorable?! Love them!
This dresser did have original keyholes. They were missing and the woman I bought it from had refinished it many years ago and replaced the keyhole covers. I decided to keep them but thought they were too much with the pulls she had decided to put on. I ditched those and chose a more petite pull as to not compete with the keyhole covers.
The top had LOTS of dents and dings and I couldn't sand them all out because a few were really deep. I decided it was ok because they are a part of its history. I don't sell new furniture. I sell furniture that has already lived a life (or two or three) and is ready for a new one!
dimensions: 42"W x 19.5"D
color = French Blue from Old Town Paints
stain = Java Gel from General Finishes
clear coat = Polyacrylic from Minwax in satin