Monday, April 29, 2013

~Antique Dressers~

I went shopping this weekend using my favorite source ~Craigslist~ and found two beautiful antique dressers to make-over.  

The classic lines of this piece make me HAPPY but what really caught my eye....

were these large wooden knobs!  Love them!

The design plan for this dresser is:
1. Strip and stain the top and knobs.
2. Add reverse bird silhouette.
3. Paint body of dresser ASCP Provence blue.
4. Distress.
5. Stain over paint.
6. Finish with clear wax or poly

This next dresser is a stunner!  

Solid brass knobs, applique, curved legs...just perfect.

She is a heavy, beautifully made piece of furniture.  Check out this wheat applique.  Darling!

And the original solid brass pulls...

On the back there is a tag that reads "From White Furniture Co., Mebane, NC.  The date, although faded, can still be read as 1910.  It was shipped to a Ashley Furniture co in Berkley, CA.  

The design plan for this beauty is:
1. Strip and stain top with Minwax special walnut stain.
2. Paint body of dresser ASCP duck egg blue.
3. Distress.
4. Clean and polish solid brass pulls
5. Finish with clear wax or poly

The make-over for these dressers is already underway, and I can tell you they are gonna be spectacular!  Check back later for a post on refinishing dresser tops and the completed make-overs.