Friday, May 2, 2014

Serpentine Front Dresser with General Finishes Milk Paint

Well, I can safely say this piece is in my top five of pieces I've redone. 95% of the reason I love it though, is the bones and structure of the piece. And sadly I don't even have a "before picture". You'll need to trust me that the finish on my piece was exactly like this dresser below.

I'm not sure why, but I don't like blonde furniture at all. I never have. But when I saw this piece on Craigslist, I had to have it even though it's more than I usually spend. I could justify it because it's going in our bedroom....and now I'm sure it's worth it.

I had to strip the top...three times. THREE. But it was so worth it. I used Dark Walnut by Minwax on the top and it turned out much differently than it usually does. And I love it. For the body, I used General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White. It's a great white that's not too bright and not too yellow.

Can you even handle how pretty this wood is?!

It even came with a serpentine piece of glass to protect the top. I'll need to get pics of this when it's in our room. I'm so in love!



Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

In a word - gorgeous!

Twice Nice said...

That's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful makeover! I love how fresh this looks. (Dropping by from Between Naps on the Porch). ~Jen @Committed.

RPK Interiors said...

It's beautiful! I had a 'blonde' piece awhile back and when I stripped the top it looked gorgeous...but after I applied the stain, it looked very splotchy. Just wondering if you had the same thing happen and if that's why you had to strip the top 3 times? Whatever you did, it turned out fabulously!