Friday, February 26, 2016

A Vintage Cherry Dresser with Ferns

Here's the last of a set of three pieces I've done in a fern theme in the last few months, custom for a client. I got this cherry dresser about three weeks ago and it just happened to be sitting in my workshop when the client came to pick up his fern themed desk I had finished for him. He mentioned that he was looking for a long dresser with matching mirror to complete the set and wondered if I had anything that fit the bill. Did I ever! This vintage Pennsylvania House dresser is superb, beautifully built, and lent itself perfectly to the new spring-y paint job. There is a giant matching mirror but I didn't photograph it attached as it weighs several tons and I can't get it on and off by myself.
I sanded, stained, and sealed the bottom four drawers and the top, which is breathtaking. I painted the fern embellishment by hand on the lower drawers, and painted the rest of the case in the custom mixed pale green, distressed, and dark waxed. I filled the previous hardware holes and replaced them with rustic knobs for the top and cup pulls for the base.

And here's the desk from the set as well!

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