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Friday, October 3, 2014

Classy White and Cherry Dresser

I have to say this was a gorgeous dresser from the beginning, and I knew it would not take much for it to be outstanding. You can't tell from this picture but is had turned more of an orangy color and it has lost it's rich cherry tones. Let me just say this baby was solid cherry and heavy! Heavy is an understatement! Usually once you pull the drawers out they are so much easier to handle, but not this baby, it was a cherry beast!
I finished it and had it sold the next day!

I started off by stripping down the top and boy did it have a thick gooey layer of shiny lacquer to get off of there.

Next was stripping down all 12 drawers, and boy was that a chore, this girl had a backache after this step.

Here they are nicely stained and waiting for their 
protective wax.

Next I painted the body with Annie Sloan Chalk paint. I mixed equal parts Old White and Pure White, to get the perfect white.

Here she is all waxed and ready to sell! Isn't she pretty!

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