Recently at an auction, I purchased this gorgeous antique highboy chest of drawers. The wood is quarter sawn oak, and the finish WAS in really good shape. UNTIL....................
Well, I had gone to the auction alone so, had to get one of the guys working there to help me load my new treasure. Since I didn't get home til about 10:30 pm'ish, I thought I'd just leave that pretty girl on the truck til morning when I could get help to unload her. Thennnn, the next morning, what do I hear??? RAIN hitting my window. OH MY!!
I thought I'd just wipe the rain away and the finish would still be fine. Ahhh, NO!!! The whole chest had turned a yucky, milky color. So, methinks, let it dry out really good, and it'll go back to that rich, pretty finish. Ahhh, NO!!! Sigh!!! I couldn't believe I'd let my new treasure get ruined just by letting it sit on the truck for ONE night.
So, what's my answer to EVERYTHING?? PAINT.
I started by taking off the knobs, then sanding everything.
The mirror had been in the back seat of the truck, so it wasn't rained on and you can see how the finish DID look, BEFORE the rain.
Everything gets two coats of my favorite Behr Cottage White.
With the screws still in the knobs, I just stick them into a styro plate so they're easier to handle while painting.
Let dry, then hit it here and there with the sander to give it that 'much loved' look.
Put knobs back on.
Then reattach that gorgeous old beveled mirror.
Ya'll come back soon. I'm workin on several pieces in the color of the week.........celery green. 8-)
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