Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pretty in Toile

I’m not sure what this was originally meant to be.  It looked like it had been a dresser with the top drawers chopped off and then the dresser top was attached to the bottom drawer.  I’m not sure but I saw it as a coffee table.

09 Dresser coffee table BEF

09 Dresser coffee table PULLS

A little love and a little paint works wonders!

09 Dresser coffee table TOP

Added a little toile wallpaper and protective glass top.

09 Dresser coffee table GLASS

Now I just need to decide on the pulls…hmmmm…  It’s a keeper….for now!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I love red!  It’s one of, if not my very favorite color.  So when I picked up this sad little beauty it just screamed red.
10 Oak dresser DUR
This is one of those very rare times when the piece was taken out of the car and was being attacked in the driveway before it made it into the garage.  The translation of that would be that there were too many pieces in the garage so  I better ‘ git er done!”.
Sanded, repaired and almost ready for paint.10 Oak dresser
10 Oak dresser BEF 1
The finish on the top was so old that it came off pretty easily.  Perfect for staining.
10 Oak dresser BEF
The pulls & keyholes on the 2 lower drawers are original to the piece.   They were soaked and then sanded.  The top drawers got new hardware and I kind of liked the black pulls for contrast.

10 Oak dresser AFT 3
I love how the wood grain peeks through in the bright sunlight.
10 Oak dresser AFT 2
It hard to tell because of the sunlight but the top was stained a dark walnut.  I love the contrast against the red.
10 Oak dresser AFT
In just over a week this has made it’s way to the shop.  Next!