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Reimagined Vintage Dresser


This vintage dresser was a Craigslist find! It was pretty worn out, and needed several structural repairs, but I had to have it! The lady that I bought it from said it belonged to her grandparents, who received it in the 1940s as a wedding gift (I can't believe she parted with it, but it was my lucky day!!)
reimagined vintage dresser, chalk paint, painted furniture
First up was to repair the front right foot. It was broken and being held together by electrical tape when I got it! I used "Titebond hide glue" to first glue the pieces back on, fortunately they fit right back together and weren't missing any chunks. After gluing and clamping it tightly overnight, I used a tight fitting wooden dowel to put in the center to the foot where there used to be a caster wheel and filled it with wood epoxy.
reimagined vintage dresser, chalk paint, painted furniture
After the repair work was finished, I carefully sanded down the wood veneer on top and refinished it with an antique walnut color stain.
reimagined vintage dresser, chalk paint, painted furniture
After that, I painted, glazed, and put everything back together!
reimagined vintage dresser, chalk paint, painted furniture
Here she is with her new look!
reimagined vintage dresser, chalk paint, painted furniture
reimagined vintage dresser, chalk paint, painted furniture
Although I'm finding it difficult to part with this beauty, she's on sale now in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/188982309/graphite-and-champagne-gold-ornate?ref=shop_home_feat_4

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  • GeeJudy
    on Apr 17, 2016

    so very pretty--wow

  • Diana Deiley
    on Apr 17, 2016

    NO no no,keep it! She's beautiful. As much I like natural wood pieces, everyone needs a makeover and some make up now and then. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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