So, here she is .. before. And she's going on and on about being so 'drab' and why was she left to fade away inside a dirty ole barn! and she really needed a new 'outfit' and could she please get a good 'latte'.. Oh boy...
She has a mirror , but it was taken off for the drive home.
Of course the first step was to clean her all up. I used tsp or awesome and some warm water and scrubbed her down. I had already decided I was leaving some of the lovely wood. I stripped and sanded the top two drawers and the top of the dresser.
Then, being inspired by the lovely blended pieces I had seen around the net, I decided that was what I was going to do.... not... apparently. Serious epic fail. Nemesis hated it! Honestly I didn't blame her, I could not get it right! I walked away from this gal at least 4 times (hence the Nemesis name.. she was getting to me... ugh!)