The dresser sat in the garage untouched until last month. John finally got to start working on it.
Here it is all taken apart and in the condition we bought it. You can see the potential this dresser has to be a gorgeous piece.
Side view....the grain of the wood is beautiful. There was a lot of wax on the top and it had been neglected for quite sometime. John had his work cut out for him removing all the build up of years of dust and dirt that was in every crevice.
The drawers stripped of the old finish and sanded down.
Side view....see that grain I was talking about!?!!
All stripped and sanded down and waiting to be stained.
It stayed here in this spot covered up for 3 weeks because of all the rain we had.
Finally, the rain quit and John got to finish staining the dresser.
It came out amazingly beautiful!!! Here it is finished!! It is an early 1920's piece but I am unsure of its origin.
John had to buy new drawer pulls. He found antique looking ones at Home Depot and they look really good.
Isn't it just beautiful?! John did an awesome job!! I am so proud of him. This isn't the first piece we own that he has re-done....he did my antique radio cabinet as well.
I love the Barley Twist wood around the mirror. I wonder who was the first owner of this beautiful piece? Who looked into that mirror and what their thoughts were. 80 years old and it is beautiful once again.
Now, we just need to move it from the foyer to the bedroom upstairs. It has sat in the foyer for two weeks now. We are procrastinators!!