Needless to say, it had been around the block a few times and was pretty scratched up. The wood on the frame of the dresser didn't appear to be anything special to me, but I love how you can see the movement in the wood grain on the drawer fronts.
The drawers were in pretty good condition with the exception of a couple of deep gouges on one of the top drawers. They were deep enough that I decided to fill them in with wood putty. After a light sanding, I rubbed all the drawers down with a couple of coats of Dark Walnut Danish Oil to show off that pretty wood veneer.
I gave the frame several coats of satin ultra white with a lightly distressed finish.
And then decided to give a headboard I had in storage the same two-toned treatment, making a set of the two mismatched pieces.
I liked the idea of mixing the styles of a modern two-toned treatment to a French Provincial style piece.......ending with a Contemporary French Provincial style. All of the sudden, it had a new life!
And I love the shape of that hardware! You just can't find that everyday!!!! I got it all shined up and I liked it, but I didn't LOVE it once I put the hardware back on.
But I LOVE the hardware painted white!!!!!!
It just POPS on those glossy Dark Walnut stained drawer fronts!
Isn't it cute??? On to the next rescue! ************SOLD!**********************