Saturday, February 22, 2014

Birds Eye Beauty

I was driving to the beach to hang out and talk with one of my oldest friends and we drove by a yard sale and I saw a dresser out of the corner of my eye.   I made my friend stop because it looked good.  I had no cash, but luckily she did and we picked through  boxes of junk and made a pile on top of the dresser.  The seller gave me a great deal on all and we loaded the dresser and other stuff up into my SUV.  

Needed some work!

Major sanding!

The wood had the potential to be stunning and I knew I had some sanding in my future.  Beautiful Birds-Eye-Maple. 

I sanded the dresser down and then sealed it with MMS hemp oil and it turned out beautiful!!!!!!

Curved Drawers!

Love the patina!

Gold Mirror I found at the local Flea Market

Beautiful!  ( and I did not paint it!)

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  1. What a beautiful piece of furniture! I am here visiting from Martina's Northern Nesting blog. Nice to meet you!

  2. I love the natural look on this piece…beautifully restored!

  3. This is beautiful. We have a chest of drawers in either bird's eye maple or tiger maple and I really should refinish it.

  4. Hi! I just found you through Martina's Northern Nesting and I am your newest follower. You are already on my sidebar. You put my weak painting skills to I was SO proud before I came here. lol Love it-you are very talented. I am so glad that you did NOT paint this bird's eye piece though. That is so rare and hard to come by. Love it all shined up! xo Diana

    ps. Before I go- you DO know that you have double word verification on, right? You might consider changing that so more people will leave responses----just thought maybe you don't know it's on~

  5. Hi Darrielle, gorgeous make-over! I am visiting from Martina' Blog and am now on of your newest follower. Looking forward to following along.

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing on Chic By You this week. Hopefully I will see you next week too!

  7. Beautiful! Glad you didn't paint it. :)
    I'm visiting for the first time. New follower and I'll be back when I have more time.

  8. I have that exact same dresser! My husband bought it for me at a yard sale probably close to 30 years ago. Talk about it being a small world! Yours looks wonderful after your care and attention.

  9. That turned out great! I love bird's eye maple and know how fragile it can be, which makes your refinish even more impressive.