I was lucky enough to have a friend give me a beautiful dresser recently that someone she knew was getting rid of. It’s an antique birdseye maple with beautiful lines and claw feet but as usual, the finish had seen better days.
The top was in the worst condition but the sides were also stained and peeling. The drawers however, looked pretty good–except for an interesting choice for pulls and some damage they had caused:
After refinishing the top and repairing the finish on the drawers, I painted the frame in ASCP graphite and replaced the lion pulls with some antiqued brass button knobs. I just couldn’t paint over the maple on those drawers! Here is the after:
I’ll be listing this one for sale on my shop page as well. I love the masculine feel of the maple and graphite with the soft lines on the top and drawers.
I hope it finds a special home!