Thursday, November 12, 2009

Antique Dresser Gets a Strip Down

Originally this antique dresser was painted white, with white knobs edged in gold paint. Then it was semi-stripped and given a dark walnut stain. The client wanted it lightened up, so I completely stripped and sanded it down, revealing some really beautiful grain in the wood. I gave it a light stain to warm it up, and then a gloss to make it “pop”. The knobs were of a denser wood, so they held on to more of the original old stain. This is why the knobs are darker, which actually gives the piece more depth. The client was really thrilled with this piece...more to come (I'm working on 5 pieces for her).

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