Monday, February 18, 2013

Empire Dresser With Swing Mirror

This.dresser.took.forever.  It didn't help that I was chipping off veneer when the temps were hovering around 0.   The entire dresser was veneered.  I had to remove everything off the front of the dresser because it was so chipped.  After I had it smooth, I painted it with AS Provence.  The veneer on the top and most of the drawers was still in good condition.  I ended up having to paint the 2 larger drawers because they were pretty beat up.  I used General Finishes Shaker Maple on the drawers and top.  The entire piece is sealed with AS Clear Wax.



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  1. Oh my! This is sooo gorgeous! I am just speechless....

    hugs x

  2. I have never tackled a project that has damaged veneer. However one of these days Im going to have to bite the bullet!

  3. WOW! Super impressive! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Monday Funday!

  4. OMG, the is beautiful and came out great. Great job!


  5. I'm loving the two-toned colored furniture!

  6. What a beautiful transformation...thanks for sharing it at my party.


  7. What a beautiful piece! It looks so rich with contrast of the wood and the painted finish. Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. :-)

  8. Congrats Sarah! I'm passing the Liebster Blog Award to you which honors new bloggers. Get the details at

    Beautiful job on the dresser!

  9. What beautiful work, I saw your link on Wow us Wednesdays, I have just completed a post on refinishing furniture about a clever woman in New Zealand that does this as a job too. You might want to take a look at some of her beautiful finishing for inspiration, its on my latest post.

    I have a lampstand and piano stool I inherited from my mother I hop to do something with them myself but I am not a re-finisher and a little worried about how it will turn out. I hope to get my bigger pieces such as the lounge suite finshed by Olivia.


  10. Beautiful transformation! Well worth all the hard work!