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This dresser has sat in my garage for over six months.
And for the life of me I can not tell you why.
It is a really nice piece fro me. I usually drag home stuff that’s about to fall apart! This oak dresser needed very little repair. The top was even in really good shape. I really didn’t know what to do with myself. All it really needed was paint, oil and cool hardware.
If not for this weird repair ( I guess?). I probably would have kept it in it’s natural state. The hard part on this one was deciding on a color.
This is General Finishes Queenstown Gray.
It is one of my very favorite grays. It is not a French gray. It is not a Country gray. I gave this dresser two good coats of the beautiful gray and then I sanded it completely with fine sand paper.
The color changed, to a Confederate Gray
And I LOVED it.
It became a gorgeous, time worn piece of antique furniture.
I am well acquainted with that gray.
I Love many, many thing about my husband. He is beautiful, kind and talented in many, many ways. I have learned all kind of stuff from him over the past nearly 30 years, American History among the rest. My husband is considered somewhat of a local authority on the American Civil War. He was kind enough to lend me a few of his relics and reproductions to style these pictures with.
From the second I saw this dresser sitting in my local Habitat Restore I have thought of it as a masculine piece of furniture. I made the decision to try and give it a more masculine makeover.
This top needed only a liberal application of Hemp oil to bring it back to luster.
I love all of these nicks and marks. Love the character.
R.E.L. was a Goodwill find several years ago. When I brought him home we googled it and he’s important. There is a certificate of authenticity sealed inside the frame. I loved the brass pulls I found on Amazon because they remind me of the brass buttons on an officer’s uniform. Here’s the link:
There were $2 each with free shipping and the quality is amazing.
Alas, this dresser will be going to Vintage Market Days.
And I will miss him.
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