A Matching Chest of Drawers Update

This chest of drawers is part of a set that I am refinishing for a client. I completed the dresser (check it out here) a couple of months ago, but had to put the chest on the backburner due to the Lucketts show.

This is what I started out with… what you can’t see is the REALLY badly peeling veneer on one side and a seriously messed up bottom drawer, but other than that it was in not too bad of shape!

BEFORE

Oh so much better right? The wood is stained dark walnut and the body is painted in Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Refinished vintage chest of drawers

All of the the wood had to be sanded to remove the flaking top coat and I had to remove one whole side of veneer! I used a combination of heat gun & scraper and 80 grit sandpaper to remove the veneer.

Refinished vintage chest of drawers

I distressed the wood embellishments and then applied a coat of Gold Rub-n-Buff.

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Love this beautiful veneer work in the center!

Fabulous veneer on dresser front

I used Watco Danish Oil , dark wax and clear wax for the stained areas and just clear wax for the painted sections. The whole piece was then buffed with 0000 steel wool and polished with a soft cloth.  I also soaked the handles in ammonia overnight and then rinsed and brushed them good to highlight their natural beauty.

Old White painted chest of drawers

This is my handsome photo bomber, he LOVES to get in the shot and when I sat on the deck to take pictures he came over to supervise, he’s so funny! In case you’re wondering he’s a 5 1/2 year old Blue Weimaraner and about as sweet as it gets!

Blue Weimaraner

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest project! Come back anytime!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on June 24, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.

  1. Oh Susan that veneer center is to die – and the dresser turned out magnificent – really – your customer must be over the top about this makeover!!!
    XOX

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  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    Wow, what a great piece to work on and you really made it shine!

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  3. Love the mix of the stained and painted parts.

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  4. Beautiful! Love the paint against the wood inset. Do you use the oil first and then the wax? Your doggie’s quite good looking too!

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  5. Hi Susan, Wow, the white really updated this piece, looks great.
    Jeannie

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  6. The burled wood that you left is so cool. You have inspired me to do something like this with a piece that I have.

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  7. I love the way you highlighted the veneer parts. The color is wonderful. What a noble dog!

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  8. What a beautiful transformation. Love the wood & paint combo. Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love the wood with the white!

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  10. Gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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