This was an incredible dresser manufactured by Drexel. Josh's sister and brother-in-law gave this dresser to us to work on, and are extremely grateful for the opportunity. This was our first stain-over-paint piece and we loved it!
This dresser was donated to us by Josh's sister and brother-in-law, and it was a great foundation for this design. Mixing stains gives you the opportunity to create the perfect color and design for your space. We love the way this turned out! Unfortunately, we don't have a lot of pictures for this piece, so you may have to use your imagination to picture some of the steps we'll describe below.
This is a dresser that was refinished for our niece, Kinsley. It was an ugly green color when it arrived at our shop, so we knew that we had our work cut out for us. However, this was an opportunity for a major transformation, and we couldn't pass up the chance to work on this piece.
This was a Craigslist find in Lynchburg, VA. We were immediately attracted to this piece because of its attractive veneer and intricate lattice. This was a one of a kind piece of furniture and one that we could not pass up the chance to work on.
This dresser was found in Greensboro, NC. It needed a little bit of work, but the body was in pretty good shape and all of the original hardware was in great condition. We have certain designs that we have come to appreciate over time, and the blend of white paint and stain is a classy look that can help improve just about any room that it is put in.
This dresser was found in Greensboro, NC, and was in desperate need of cosmetic repair. With that being said, the dresser had no major defects, so we were happy to give this dresser an update. The dresser was missing one of its original drawer pulls, so we also purchased new nautical drawer pulls for the dresser. This was dresser became another great image project for us.
This dresser was a Craigslist find. It generally was in pretty good shape, but we already had a design in mind when we purchased it. The dresser had a sold cherry top and cherry drawers so there was a lot of intricacy to the wood grain. Josh's dad has done a lot of projects that feature a black painted body with a stained top and drawers. We decided to steal one from his playbook, and we are glad that we did.
This was a Craigslist find in Lynchburg, VA. Every once in a while we find a Craigslist posting, and we say that it is the perfect dresser for a design we would like to accomplish. Well that is definitely what this piece was for us - the perfect build for our first image piece.
This was a yard sale find in Stokesdale, NC. We love to go to yard sales because you truly never know what you will come across. When we pulled up to this particular yard sale we immediately spotted this dresser in the front yard. When it comes to antiques, like this dresser, you never know if the owners are going to be proud and ask an unreasonable price for it, or if they will be willing to part ways with the piece for a decent price. Luckily for us, the latter ended up being the case.
We found this American Drew piece at an estate sale in North Carolina. The piece was generally in pretty good shape, with the exception of a few minor imperfections with the finish on the top. When we are shopping for new projects we are looking for three types of pieces: antiques that need little work (see this blog for an example of these type of pieces), pieces that we are going to completely refinish (see the twin 1 and twin 2 blogs for examples of these type of pieces), and transition pieces that we will be transitioning from its original manufactured purpose to a newly created and designed purpose (this blog and our Chevron Bench blog are great examples of this).
Josh and Sydney are life adventurers that love to learn and create. We are exact opposites and enjoy gaining new perspective. Our home is where our varying personalities shine, and we use it to gather our friends and family together.