Monday, April 29, 2013

Antique Dresser Redo!

It took awhile on getting around to do this beauty but no long to spruce it up.

Here is the before.. just a dusty old dresser in need of some loving. Some of its molding on the sides were missing.
 

And heres the after....
  
I can never pass up the opportunity to stain the top... especially on older pieces!
So of course the top was stripped with some stripping gel and the body was sanded soft-to-the-touch finish before painting them a custom soft blue.
 As for the drawers, I had second thoughts of painting them. The grain of the wood was too beautiful to cover so I decided to restore them to their original charm.
They're stained with a kona/ebony mix and sealed with 2 coats of water based poly.







The wood grain is so beautiful!!


This dresser is for sale, $300

Thanks for looking!!!


Kyra




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31 comments:

  1. So pretty... love the drawers!

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  2. Very pretty, I love seeing the after pictures on redone furniture! Great job. :) I would love for you to come and share this on our Much Ado About Monday link party!!

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/04/much-ado-about-monday-no-7.html

    Hope to see you there,
    Jamie
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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    1. Thanks for the comment,

      I'll make sure to stop on by and share!

      Kyra

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  3. Oh it's just beautiful! You did such a wonderful job choosing what to paint and what not to! - Susan

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    1. Thank you for such compliment!
      It was pretty hard figuring out what to do with this beauty but the end result is
      Very satisfying!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is such a beautiful piece. Love the two tone. I would love for you to link this up to my Inpire Me party that is ongoing.
    http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/162nd-inspire-me-tuesday.html
    Hugs, Marty

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  5. Such a beautiful wood grain! I just love the two-toned look.

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  6. The wood grain really is pretty and you had the vision to know what to do. Great insight I'd say. I love that you didn't distress it. It's great!

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    1. I just couldn't cover the beautiful grain.
      It would've been too much if I did that. Thank you

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  7. You blog is adorable! Newest follower here via the blog hop and I was kinda hopin' that you'd pop on by my neck o' the woods and like me back (if you like what you read!)

    Have a great weekend!
    Sarah
    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

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  9. I love the way the drawers turned out! New follower!

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  10. I have no vision when I look at the before shots of redone furniture, but this one is beautiful. Well done.

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

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  11. I am falling more and more in love with this look of painted frame and legs, with stained wood top and drawer fronts. This piece is truly beautiful! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. It's such a great look especially with beautifully detailed wood grain on the drawer fronts.
      You too as we'll
      Thank you for stopping by!

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  12. That wood is amazing! What a pretty piece!

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    1. Why thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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  14. I adore this! I featured it today at Mod Mix Monday!

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    1. Thank you for featuring me on you link party!

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  15. That is beautiful! I can see why you didn't want to cover up that lovely grain!
    Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sunday's.

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

    Jody

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