Sunday, December 13, 2015

An Antique Dresser Turned Kitchen Island

I've had this handsome antique solid oak oxbow front dresser stored in my workshop for a couple months. When it came to me it was 'barn fresh' which is a nice antiques dealer euphemism for an icky hot mess. The drawers on it were DOA and the top had a pretty impressive shrinkage crack that love or money wouldn't fix. And that was all just fine and dandy with me, the perfect candidate to be turned into an island. So I burned the drawers in the fire pit, and added three pine shelves and a pine top. I painted the case in a warm shade of wheat, distressed, and dark waxed. It's paneled on the sides and back so it's lovely from every angle, and would work just as well as a kitchen island as a media console for a tv, or as a server or sideboard! I'm kicking myself that I accidentally deleted the 'before' picture on my phone!











10 comments:

  1. What are the dimensions of the original dresser?

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  2. Good job, it looks great!!! What is the color of the paint used?

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  3. Wonderful job, looks great!!! What is the color of the paint used, I love it!

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  4. I love it, and I really like the colour too, where is it from and the name of it. Thanks

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  5. Very nicely done, thanks for sharing

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  6. Thanks for sharing, love your work.

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  7. Simply beautiful! What is your topcoat on the pine boards?

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  8. This is lovely, I like it

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