I’ve always liked antiques when it comes to furniture. Whenever I see new furniture, it just looks cookie cutter like it belongs in a doctor’s office waiting area. To each their own. I guess my sense of style is a bit eclectic. I’ve been looking for the right dresser forever. If you remember an older post from the summer, “curbside treasures”, you may recall the solid cherry dresser I rescued from the side of the road. Well, it’s finally finished. I have to say, I love how it turned out. The grain of the wood is beautiful. It wasn’t too difficult to re-finish. As usual, it’s just finding the time to just get it done.
I wanted to see the grain of the wood. So simply using my hand-held sander, I sanded the top, sides and drawer faces. After getting the old varnish off and eliminating the scratches, I applied a clear stain for cherry wood. Depending on the look you’re going for, you could use a colored stain, dark stain or chalk paint. Chalk paint does not require any prior sanding. It can simply be applied. It’s the oldest type of furniture paint around.
What projects do you have going on? Do you prefer a more modern, standard look? Do you have more of an antique eclectic style? Let’s share some ideas….