Monday, July 27, 2015

The Birds Eye Maple Dresser Rescue

I have been MIA this past week due to spending time at the Lake, but I am now back!  Before I left, I worked on this Birds Eye Maple dresser. 
Before:
It's hard hard to see from this picture, but the finish was in bad shape and their were some major dings and scratches.  As you know I like to paint things, but this wood is not very common and I knew I couldn't paint over it.  I got out my sander and went to work.  After giving the entire dresser a good sand, I was ready to make it look beautiful again.  I got out my AS dark wax and tung oil and combined them and painted the mixture on the dresser.  The next step was to wipe in/off the excess wax/oil with a cotton cloth.  









30 comments:

  1. That is a lovely piece. The finish is a nice color (not too orange as some older pieces can be). It would look great in a room combined with some painted pieces. I do like the idea of having a mix of wood and painted pieces together.

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    1. Thank you Linda-I do love Birds Eye Maple pieces!

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  2. You did a beautiful job of restoring the dresser to it's original finish. It reminds me of one my parents had.

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    1. Thank you Marigene-it defiantly was an oldie that needed some TLC!

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  3. Absolutely beautiful piece! Love the keyhole.

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    1. Thank you Joanne-I love that detail too!

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  4. Soooo pretty. I wish I lived closer I would so buy that pretty dresser. Great re love of this fabulous piece.
    Have a great week.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris-it would be fun to liver nearer to each other as I love everything you do!

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  5. You did a great job on the dresser. Amazing. Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo-I was glad I could could restore it !

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  6. Oh I'm so glad you didn't paint it. Love that gorgeous wood and those legs too.

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    1. Thank you Betsy-I do love to paint things but there are times when even I can't paint a piece!

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  7. Oh I'm so glad you didn't paint it. Love that gorgeous wood and those legs too.

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  8. It's so beautiful, and I love the color of the wood! Great work!

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    1. Thank you-the wood was really pretty in person!

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    1. Thank you Rose-it does look rejuvenated!

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  10. What a gorgeous piece of furniture!! I love the look of that wood. This piece of furniture is elegant in its simplicity! Wonderful!!!

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    1. Thank you Benita-I love the wood too and I was glad I could rescue it and make it elegant again!

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    1. Thank you Linda-I love a good wood piece!

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  12. One of the prettiest I have ever seen! That wood!

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    1. Thank you Mary-the wood is so pretty and I was glad I could bring it back to life!

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  13. It's a lovely wood...I am glad to see that you could rescue it and bring it to life again.

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    1. Thank you Deb-I was glad I could rescue it too!

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  14. It's a lovely wood...I am glad to see that you could rescue it and bring it to life again.

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  15. I have a dresser very similar to this one that I have not done anything to. I really need to sand it and try your method. It is in pretty good shape except for the top. Sanding would really help. Gosh I hate sanding. :)

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    1. Thank you Kim-sanding a dresser is SO not fun but worth it sometimes!

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  16. BEAUTIFUL piece Darrielle!! LOVE your backdrop!

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    1. Thank you Maritna-I hung a curtain up!

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