My dear parents were visiting us all last week, so I’m a little behind on projects…but I wouldn’t trade my time with them for anything! This is the first time they’ve been able to come see us since we moved last Christmas. My mother is in very poor health and it is particularly difficult for her to travel so I don’t know how many opportunities like this we will have. She kept fretting that she was “keeping me” from getting ready for my next show…but I reminded her of one of the greatest lessons she ever taught me…
People are always more important than things!
So here’s a project that I actually finished several weeks ago; it has already gone on to a new home. I did get to enjoy it in my dining room for a little while!
It was a garage sale find that was meant to be mine! It was in remarkably good shape…it had the original casters (love those), all the pulls, no missing veneer, etc. The only thing it was missing was the little metal drawer stops that keep the drawers from sliding all the way back…a few partially-exposed screws took care of that!
I thought the wood veneer on the drawers was too pretty to cover up. the top drawer is something like curly maple…I think…while the bottom drawers are walnut. I am no expert, so I could be totally off here!
Although I used the same antique walnut stain on all the exposed wood, I wipe it off very quickly on the top drawer to highlight the difference.
The body was painted in Sherwin Williams Creamy, and lightly distressed and glazed. I love the contrast of the paint and the stain!
You can see another two-tone dresser I finished last year here. I don’t think this one will be the last!
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