I am green with envy over this sweet blue and yellow dresser.
I saw through the faux woodgrain from the 1950's.
It is one of those pieces you can use in any room.
However there was a secretive side to the dresser.
Some of its history could be seen by the drawers.
More in a few minutes.
If you have ever created faux woodgrain - old style, then you know it takes multiple layers of paint and a whole lot of patience.
However, if Santa brought you a new hand sander for Christmas, then you can take those layers right off.
The sides were sanded down through a couple of layers.
I almost forgot the before pics - see the blue.
The drawers and the long wooden pulls after sanding.
I left the back unpainted so the new owner could see the dresser was once upon a time an oak dresser.
Inside you can see the original frame of the old oak dresser.
Long side panels were added to make it modern - MCM, that is.
The top drawer had part of the brass lock.
There were double holes under the wooden pull bars where the old drawer pulls had been.
Serene in Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint.
The dresser sat in the driveway for three hours while I piddled about other projects trying to decide about the top.
I could not paint over the distressed yellow top.
I buffed and applied Ultra Matte Varnish.
The sweet blue and yellow dresser sits waiting for a new home in Booth W-10, Riverfront Antique Mall.
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