I picked up this fabulous antique oak dresser when I was out antiquing with my folks last weekend. The price was right and the piece was immaculate. I really really wanted to keep it for myself, but there isn't a single open spot in my house. Plus, I knew the paneled back would make this suuuch a perfect candidate to be a nice petite kitchen island. I removed the bottom two drawers, which I felt some guilt about because they worked fine, but the front of the bottom drawer had warped slightly, and would never again sit straight in its casing. I painted the entire piece in a nice soft dove gray with a hint of blue to it. I distressed it slightly to let the early cream paint peek through then finished it with a clear wax. I added the pine top and shelves, stained in golden oak, and sealed. Finally, I swapped out the drawer pulls for an antique pair of brass cove pulls I'd set aside for the right island.
I thought I'd stage it to show off my ever growing collection of 20th century green pottery bowls. I think the pale green looks super nice against that gray.