Antique Cherry Dresser


Someone had previously refinished this dresser (and not very well). It's solid cherry and I wanted to keep as much of the natural wood as I could but give it some contrast so it really popped.
antique cherry dresser, painted furniture
After. I used Java Gel from GF to stain the drawer fronts, top, and mirror. I love how this light greige really sets off the beautiful, rich color of the wood.
antique cherry dresser, painted furniture
Before. Patchy and uneven.
antique cherry dresser, painted furniture
I loved the original hardware and keyhole covers. I used ORB to darken them up.
antique cherry dresser, painted furniture
The top is a gorgeous piece of cherry veneer but it had lots of little imperfections I couldn't sand out (I didn't want to sand through the veneer). The dark stain hides most if them, especially on the drawer fronts. You can find what I did with the drawers and mirror detailing on my blog (link below). :)
Lisa @ {createinspire}

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  • Anne fenske
    on Sep 2, 2015

    You welcome. I'm so tired of people distressing beautiful furniture . This u did was gorgeous re-do.

  • Julie
    on Nov 19, 2015

    Fabulous! I'm blown away!

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