Friday, April 15, 2016

My Farm Dresser and The ORC: Week 2

While at the Flea Market this week, I cam upon a pair of dressers that I fell for hard.  

Before:


The man selling them said he pulled them from his grandmothers barn, and that of course made me love them even more!  They were dinged, scratched, water marked, and most of the drawers were in pieces, but they had so much potential!


Yucky Top!


I am going to try to put both in my new office and in-between them, place my chippy fabric cabinet.  They will be great for storage and as a work top. 



I sanded the top and the drawer fronts of the green dresser and then stained and sealed them with AS dark wax and Linseed oil.  



You can see how the wax/oil adds richness 



I love the rich wood color! 


I liked the green color that was on the dresser, so after a very good scrub down, I scraped and chipped it up.  


To get the layers and the chippiness, I hand scraped the edges and the paint with my paint scraper until I got the look I wanted.  

I love the "dirty" look! 

I wanted the wood on the body of the dresser to be dark and rich too,  so I did a quick sand and then sealed the entire dresser (painted parts and wood parts) with the AS dark wax and Linseed oil.  This not only darkened the wood, but gave the paint an aged patina that I like.  


Since I am going to be using this in my office for storage and as a work surface, I decided to add the silver pulls.  

I know the top pull is crooked-the original hole was crooked  and I only noticed when I was taking pictures! 

The last step was getting my wood glue and clamps out and fixing all three drawers!  




I bought the pulls new, but sanded them down so they were not so shiny and over time they hopefully will rust and age a bit.  

I love the wooden castors! 



How perfect is the imperfect top? 

I love how the dark wax sticks in the corners for and crevices! 



I love the imperfect top! 



I can't wait to get the other dresser done and in my new office! 


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30 comments:

  1. You see, you have the skills and the vision to make those yucky things look amazing! Just the perfect two tone chippy combination. :)

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    1. Thank you Stacey-I like taking yucky and making it pretty again!

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  2. Love it! So glad you kept that original paint.

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  3. Love it! So glad you kept that original paint.

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    1. Thank you Linda- I a glad I kept it too!

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  4. We spy perfection!! So glad you rescued these pretty pieces. Your makeover is fabulous! great addition to your office.

    Vicki and Jenn
    2 Bees in a Pod

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    1. Thank you Jennifer-I love a good rescue!

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    1. Thank you Julie-I love the chippy green too!

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  6. Cool ... Perfect transformation! Seems Granny's attic had treasures.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you Vera-I love that the dresser came from an old barn!

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  7. If they make you happy, that is all that matters! You probably rescued them from destruction!

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    1. Thank you Rose-I love rescuing old pieces that just need some love!

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  8. They look great, and it is going to be super cute! xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you Su-the ORC is going to be fun but a lot of work!

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  9. You did a wonderful job and I don't blame you.
    If I had seen those dressers I would have grabbed them too!
    Thank you for sharing this at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint
    TOHOT

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    1. Thank you Laura-I ran and grabbed them so fast!

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  10. What a gorgeous piece! It took you to bring it back to life! It was meant to be.;-)

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    1. Thank you Lisa-I love bring back to life old pieces!

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  11. I love how you rescued this lovely dresser. The touch of green is perfection!

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    1. Thank you Laura-I love a good rescue especially when it involves green!

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  12. Oh so pretty! Love the green.
    :)
    http://gwingal.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Nikki-I love the green too!

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    1. Thank you Jennifer-the dresser is a cutie now!

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  14. Wow! This looks great! You find the best furniture! I totally need to go shopping with you. Thanks for stopping by Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. Thank you Lela-comeing junkin with me any time!

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  15. It turned out beautifully, Darrielle! Love the warmth of the wood and the pulls you chose look terrific. Thanks for linking your posts with Vintage Charm :)

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