Monday, October 24, 2011

The Adventures Continue....

This is what Mark talked me into buying last week at an estate sale. Can you believe it? Never did I imagine that particular sentence coming out of my mouth. Mark is a minimalist at heart, and I think he inwardly cringes each time I head out the door to a garage sale...wondering what I'll come home to clutter up the garage with next. BUT, this time he saw more potential than I did in this little dresser set. It was very sturdy and well made with dove tail drawer connections. The drawers were clean and deep, and you don't see that very often. "I'd like to see what you can do with it," is what he said. So, feeling all kinds of encouragement, I went home and started sanding...

And......this is the end result. Not quite END, because I still need to sand and stain the mirror that goes on the long short guy, but I couldn't wait to get these pictures up. I'm quite amazed at the transformation.

I really liked the original hardware. It was very UNIQUE, just the wrong color, so I primed and painted it with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.

I was surprised at how easy the original finish sanded off...and it turned out so beautiful with just a stain on top. I almost wish I had just stained the whole thing, but there's NO WAY I'm sanding it all again! The blue grey is a nice contrast anyway. I'm just loving grey lately!

And this set is for sale!
I will sell them separately or together.

Tall four drawer dresser $140.00 SOLD
Six drawer dresser $160.00 SOLD