Wednesday, November 2, 2011

1930's Dresser



I'm back from Ireland and can't begin to tell you how nice it was to see my son. The people there were so friendly and welcoming and the Baileys Cheesecake...YUM!


Remember the big score from last month? Well, I finally finished the dresser. The chifferobe is almost finished just having some leg issues. I'll tell you all about it when I post about it. Then on to the head/footboard.

Here it is w/ one drawer missing and tons of Quik Wood to repair missing veneer. See all those lovely little hunks of veneer on top of the dresser?
I sanded the top and stripped it w/ Citristrip. A ton of sanding went on before stripping to get out water stains and cigarette burn marks. I used this new stuff from Citristrip called Paint Stripper After Wash...loved it! It really got the surface ready for the stain.

Painted it the same color scheme as the matching vanity.





And two of my favorite people hanging out in a pub in Dublin.....my son, Mike, and my special friend, Dave, and of course me...happy, happy!

Linking up here....



Domestically Speaking

 Beyond The Picket Fence


{Primp}

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three boys

17 comments:

Katie said...

The dresser is beautiful! Love the colors you chose and the hardware is gorgeous.

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

That dresser is fab!! And so glad you loved Ireland and everybody was nice to you when you were over :) Baileys Cheesecake=Yum!
Tina

Good Time Charlie said...

Wow, that turned out so gorgeous!! I love the Two Tone. Visiting from Restored Interiors.

ps I host a linky party every Friday, I would love it if you could stop by and link up. Thanks!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

Ohhhh I ADORE this! It would look perfect in a bedroom that I just made over! LOVE furniture up-cycles so much! I get so excited! I would be SOOOO excited if you would come linkup over at my party going on right now!
http://jaimelyn11.blogspot.com/2011/11/crafty-scrappy-happy-me-thursday-10.html
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

You DO look totally happy in that picture! Your son is a cutie, just like his mamma! :)

I'm so glad you had such a fabulous time! And cheescake??? Now we have something besides Mike to fight over! :)

The dresser looks amazing! The two colors are awesome!

Teresa said...

Oh goodness you did a marvelous job on that dresser!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The dresser is totally gorgeous! And sounds like you had an amazing trip!

Between U & Me said...

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
www.betweenuandme.com

Sara said...

SOOO pretty!! Would love it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-11.html

Susanne said...

What an amazing job you have done. The dresser looks fantastic!
Wish you a good day!

Katie Franck said...

WOW! Great job...it's beautiful!!!

Nina Macaulay said...

wow what a job you made of this!
Fantastic! can I ask what you used on the handles?
You have got 2 good looking favourite guys there! And boy do I want some baileys cheesecake now! hehe
Its almost the weekend!
Have a good one :O)
Hugs Nina x

Christine @ sugarandtrash.com said...

It looks great! What did you do about the missing drawer, did you make your own?

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

love the dresser and the hardware is beautiful!

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Wow, this piece is so pretty. I love the soft colors and the way they compliment the beautiful shape.

Susan said...

Just gorgeous! Visiting from Three Boys.

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