When my sister was here visiting, we found this antique dresser for the bedroom. It had some veneer issues and wasn’t perfect, but it had interesting storage and deep drawers. We brought the big lug home and it’s situated directly across from our bed. Needless to say, I’ve been pondering how to refinish it ever since. I initially drew up sketches that resembled this project, but the deep wood and eccentricity is growing on me…so much so that I am brainstorming new treatments for the old piece. I keep thinking about it years from now; I definitely want to retrofit it into being a coveted heirloom.
While brainstorming, I sought out some of my favorite pins as well as images from Gump’s. I must say, I’m intriguing myself. How this will look for with the new art I’m considering for over the bed, I have no idea…but here is where my mind is floating in terms of refurbishing the dresser.
I’d like to strip the molding off the smaller drawers and polish the existing hardware. I understand I have nowhere to tackle this project right away, and I have to be patient until we have a garage or backyard of some sort. But I am so.eager. Do you think my plan looks promising? How would you refinish this piece?