Thursday, December 31, 2015

An Empire Dresser with a French Twist

I spotted this antique dresser at auction a couple weeks ago and thought there was very little chance I would get it. It was clearly in superb condition, and these scroll front empire pieces can bring a lot, and are usually well outside my buying range. Carl the Furniture Guy must have worked some sort of magic for lo and behold, we got it. It was snapped up by a client to have custom refinished. We went with a simple antique white, with sanded drawer fronts for a bold contrast. I lightly distressed the painted portions, and sealed with wax for a flawless finish. The drawer pulls are original, but I painted them with little fleur de lis motifs. I love love how it turned out!!

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