Classic Black Antique Dresser

A childhood friend brought her Grandma's antique dresser to me for a reloving. Growing up, it was never a favorite of hers but once it was passed on to her she did not want to throw it out and thought perhaps we could make it pretty. I loved it from first sight and knew it could be made gorgeous.

I went with classic black as my color choice. She had loved this dresser I did for my middle daughter so felt it would be the right pick.

As per my usual look I wanted to keep the wood top stained. I started this process with a thick cot of paint stripper and a few different grits of sandpaper to bring it back to the natural wood. A good scrub for everything and let dry.

Keeping the classic black theme, I went with Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in ebony to rehydrate, stain and seal the beautiful wood grain. I used 4 coats with usually overnight dry time and fine sponge sanding between coats.

the one side and a bit on the top had bad damage on the veneer so had to be filled (shown above) then sanded smooth

The base and mirror frame only needed one coat of Fusion Mineral Paint 's coal black. The original dark finish helped keep it to one coat.

A good sanding distressed the edges perfectly and kept the aged charm.

All the painted areas were given a good coat of Homestead House black furniture wax to deepen the color and add a old fashioned wax sheen to the stunning dresser.

black wax is on the middle drawer..

and the original hardware brass polished up beautifully (above top)

Once all put back together with the drawer slides waxed

painted beautiful

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