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Friday, June 1, 2012

Antique Oak Dresser {Reveal}

About a month ago, Scott won this beautiful oak dresser for me at a local auction.

I had a really hard time trying to decide if I wanted to paint it or not.  
It was simply gorgeous, just as it was.

So, I decided to have the best of both worlds.

I would paint part of it with ASCP "Old White" and add AS Dark Wax to really make those beautiful details stand out...

and I would leave the top, drawers, and sides "as is" to not insult the integrity of the fabulous wood grain.

I think I'm in love.

All it took was a little Old English Oil rubbed into the original wood, to bring it back to life.

And the original hardware painted and waxed the same 
was too awesome not to use.

I think of all the pieces I've done, that this is by far my favorite.

Too bad the "Furniture Nazi"
(AKA Scott), 
is holding me to my promise to sell it.  ;)

At least he keeps me focused on my dreams and goals, right?

Otherwise, I would have a house full of really awesome furniture.

And that would be simply horrible, right?


So, with a heavy heart... (HA HA HA)

Please contact me at 
message me on my Facebook page 
if you're interested in giving her a new home.  :D  

And we do deliver.  ;)

Have a great day, y'all!


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Sheila Howell said...

I bought one just exactly like this from a yard sale for ....... $5.00. NO joke, for only $5.00. They ask $10 and I got them down to $5.00. I had bought the bed that matched it from them earlier for again, $5.00. I am leaving mine as is, but have thought about painting it white, and seeing this pic, I like the way you have done it.

Laura said...

What a steal! Lucky you! Believe me when I say we paid A LOT more than that for this piece. A. LOT. :)

NanaDiana said...

Laura-What a great looking piece that turned out to be. You did a great job on it and I'm betting someone will snap it right up. Blessings- Diana

vsutton said...

Just gorgeous!

art is beauty said...

oh Laura, I love it!! I can't believe the hubby is making you give up one of your children..LOL!! It turned out gorgeous..but you do have that midas touch don't ya.

Carmella said...

This is stunning! I love that you left some of it unpainted, it really is the best of both worlds!

reFresh reStyle said...

It's amazing! Beautiful, love it!

Jessica said...

Oooooh. Ahhhhhh. Woooowww. Soooo impressed:)

P.j. said...

Nice compromise, part painted & part woodgrain. Now you need to work out compromise with your DH. Like sell this one & impress him with the $$ you can make, but the next one you find & redo gets to stay in the fam instead of adopted.

Maria said...

Must admit I was nervous! I often don't like makeovers of antique furniture as they lose their charm and integrity, but you gave this one respect! You did a great job! Pity I can't afford the shipping to Australia, I'd buy it and love it for you!

Bliss said...

Girl that is showroom drop dead gorgeous!


kim3108 said...

I love this! before i saw the picture and you said you were only painting part of it i was thinking, i don't know..........wow when i saw it wow! great decision!

Debbiedoo's said...

Gosh this is a stunning piece Laura..thanks for sharing!

Jamie said...

I LOVE the white paint and the wood together. Your dresser is beautiful. Too bad about those furniture Nazi's in out lives!! ;) ~ Jamie

Leah said...

I love this dresser! It's totally fantastic and has my mind working to see if I could do something like that in the future. Beautiful work!

Kammy's Korner said...

WOW, I'm a give or take when it comes to mixing paint and wood, but this is AWESOME!!!!!! Love that Scott got it for you. :)

Tisha said...


Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Nicely done!

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