I stumbled on a nice old dresser a few weeks ago. It was sad, sad, sad. The veneer was mostly missing from the drawer fronts, and chipped on the top and it was grungy, grungy. Well you can clean em up, but missing massive quantities of veneer is tough. I remembered a Miss Mustard Seed dresser that I had loved and pinned, and decided to create my version of it.
And here's what I started with.
Good change, eh? You have to love good bones. Basically I left the old beat up stain alone and after a thorough cleaning dry brushed some old white on top.
You can see some of the fun music I was lucky enough to find.
I pulled some vintage glass knobs out of my stash to use on this dresser. That way they don't distract from the music, though I think black round ones might look like whole notes dancing around on the drawers.
The top of the dresser presented it's own challenge with that serpentine wave that had to be trimmed! Eek!
I'm always sure I'm going to ruin a piece late in the game and end up totally mad at myself.
I left pages with purposely torn edges and some dog ears to keep it real.
All in all I'm so happy with this dresser. What a fun, fun piece to do! I absolutely love being able to try new techniques and looks on pieces of furniture. If I had to do the same thing every day it would make me a bit crazy. Tell you what though, I'd repeat this one again in a heartbeat!
This dresser can be found for sale at NJ & Co, Omaha. If you are in the area, stop by tomorrow from 8:30-12:00 for a special Designer/Decorator event on Furniture and Home Furnishings!
Have a super weekend!