I had a client approach me to refinish the bookcase custom to match an antique dresser I did for them almost exactly a year ago. Their vision for the piece was spot on and I set to work. I sanded, stained, and sealed the flame mahogany drawer fronts that had become faded and tired over the years, and painted the case in the deepest purple that leans heavily towards eggplant- I love love love this color- so unexpected and sophisticated!
We settled on a warm taupe for the interior to balance the eggplant of the exterior, and I sanded the teensy little inter drawers to match the exterior ones. I didn't distress the piece, but did seal it with dark wax.
|And here's the antique dresser that we matched|