Monday, August 4, 2014

Gray Hepplewhite Dresser

These are one of my favorite styles of furniture to find. Typically 1940's and made of mahogany which means bleed through is going to happen. To avoid that I like to use Kilz oil based spray primer.....quick and easy! After I prime I always give a light sanding with 400 grit paper.


This also came with a nightstand which was in some really sorry shape. Put it this way, the woman selling the dresser gave it to me for free. Yup, that bad!

 I sanded back the tops and stained them with Minwax Jacobean followed by Minwax Wipe On Poly in satin. I really love the look of a stained top with painted body on this style of furniture.  I used Martha Stewart's Zinc on these and it has become one of my favorite paint colors.





The pulls were scrubbed lightly to leave the aged patina to peek through. 

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great week~Sue 

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Elizabeth and Co.




8 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I love the shade of gray you picked! I'm featuring your dresser in my Friday Features this week... thanks for linking up!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

beautiful transformation, love the color!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Gray was the perfect sophisticated color choice! Very pretty!

Libby Howell said...

This is just gorgeous. Beautifully done!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Happy to feature you at our party this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

RPK Interiors said...

Yep...gorgeous! You know I am a big fan of a refinished top and painted base. Love the choice of gray! Very pretty...
Robin

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