Birds Eye Maple Dresser

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!

17 thoughts on “Birds Eye Maple Dresser

  1. WOW…I am so glad you kept the maple, and the ASCP Graphite looks gorgeous! I’ve been wanting to try it so I love seeing it in “real life.” I pinned the image of the styled dresser too, it all just came together so well. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Absolutely beautiful. Love the contrast and that you kept the drawers natural. I had the same type dresser but chose to keep the top and mirror natural. The rest was not salvageable. Nice job.

    • Hi Lauren. Thanks so much! That would be great. Let me know if I can answer any questions for you. That dresser is currently being offered for sale at a shop here in the East Bay in Oakland called Walrus. I can give you more details if you like.

      Talk soon,


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