Good Wednesday to you all! Hope your week has started off with a bang! Mine started Monday with a couple bangs, literally. I wiped out in the mud while taking down the last of the Sweet Clover signs for the past weekend’s sale; and then a half hour later I dropped my phone onto the cement and shattered the screen! Bang bang!
I am excited to share this dresser with you today. It’s one of those plain jane but solid maple dressers that was ever so popular in the ’70’s. It is a BEAST. With the temperatures hovering around freezing lately and all of the snow, Chris and I lugged it to the basement so I could work on it.
We had to remove all of the drawers and carry them separately, which we usually don’t do. (And as you can see, we lugged its beast of a match down as well.) Because I worked on it inside, I didn’t want to sand it, and I knew I wanted to keep the top wood. I had a nice finish already, and there was no need to mess with it!
I also knew I wanted to change out the hardware. Before I even saw about 4 blog posts last week claiming that the new trend is copper, I had ordered copper hardware for this piece. Usually when I am on trend it’s sort of a surprise. I had chosen the copper hardware for its warmth and complement to the top and duck egg color. I was lucky enough to find copper cup pulls and knobs from D. Lawless Hardware that would fit the existing holes from the original hardware. And I was also lucky enough to have D. Lawless provide me with the hardware for this makeover.
I ordered these as I loved the appearance of the screw head…
And these knobs to go with them….
I got to work removing all existing hardware, and then applied a coat of Annie Sloan Duck Egg, provided to me by Catfish Studios. I love using this color because it gives a nice solid coat each time…. I was able to get way with one coat on this dresser.
I used fine sandpaper to distress all of the edges, and then went over it all with a clear wax, which I ten buffed to the sheen I desired. Because it was heavy and in my basement, I had to wait to haul it over to Sweet Clover to get some photos. So here it is staged for you at the barn!
It has a very modern country look to it and would work well as a dresser, changing table, or a sideboard.
I am happy to report the table and chairs found their new home, but the dresser is still waiting for its perfect mate! I am sure it will find a home at our March sale!
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