Luck was on my side with this find. My parents were cleaning out my father's cousin's house last summer and asked me if I was looking for any furniture. Uh… yeah! Any dressers? Yes - and perfect size! The finish was shot so it would have to be refinished or painted. I never miss a chance to paint a piece of furniture!
Not long after my parents dropped it off at my house, Jim was creating a new paint booth in his shop and preparing the sprayer…
I changed out the hardware with some new pieces I found at Home Depot. I wanted them to be a bit masculine and this seemed perfect. We also replaced the original handle on the top with a knob (you can sort of see the original holes in the picture below but it's not nearly as clear in real life).
I think it's a huge improvement and a piece that will be with him for a long time to come, although I have my doubts that the finish will survive. It is already showing some concerning signs of wear and tear. The color is Sherwin Williams Naval - same as in our powder room - but it looks much lighter in this room.
What do you think?