Thursday, December 1, 2016

An Antique Cherry Dresser

Let get's December off to a swinging start. How much do you love this c.1890 solid cherry dresser? All the love, am I right?? It's my new favorite, too. I thought it might be when I bought it at the flea market more than a month ago from Carl the Furniture Guy.
         Some damn fool had messed around with the feet and sloppily added casters during the early 20th century, and the backboard had come lose, giving the case a bad wobble. The drawers needed some work to slide smoothly again and the top had a few ring stains on it. But none of that mattered, it's an absolutely superb piece of furniture. The carving across the top of the massive mirror is exceptional, as are the original cast brass drawer pulls that have oxidized to the loveliest soft green.
         After battling through all the repair work, which was quite a slog, I refinished the top, several shades darker, and mixed up a fresh custom blue green that I've named 'Alpine Deep'. I distressed the paint, and sealed it with dark wax. Today was the first time I'd actually seen the piece with the mirror attached and it absolutely took my breath away.


  1. It's just. So. Beautiful!

  2. I really, really, really, love this one! Beautiful!