1930’s Wardrobe Ready for it’s new life

We found this beauty at the Ann Arbor Reuse center.   I think I’ve said it before, it really is the home of the lost, unforgotten and almost unrepairable items.   This one wasn’t too bad but it had deep scratches and missing pieces of veneer that made it a challenge to refresh.   With the hard work of Bob, some creative molding and paint we did it!  I think it’s beautiful.

Here is the before.

before

You might think this doesn’t look so bad, well the scratches on top and the large chips of veneer in front were the challenge.    I really wanted to keep the drawers wood.  I love the veining and natural design that is on the door and drawer fronts.   We we set out to keep them wood.     Bob stripped and re-stained the fronts and door.   The door was in pretty good shape but to repair the drawers we added a little molding to hid the chips we glued down and it added a little something to it.   Also this dresser needed a whole new back, the drawers had some trouble sliding smoothly, so that got fixed too.  Also, the feet had to be re-glued and attached firmly.  Whew that was in total a lot of work!

I painted the frame in Lacey Pearl from Benjamin Moore and did a light distress and finished it with the General Finishes High Performance top coat in Flat.   The inside of the drawers and cabinet were in good shape but our son applied Danish Oil to bring back that old wood to a new luster of life.  Here she is.

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So pretty, don’t you think?  She’s ready for new life, new hanger marks inside and a new home for years to come.

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You can find here at Reincarnations Resale and on our for sale page.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your New Year!

 

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