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Refinished Antique Dresser - $350 (Cape Coral)

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condition: excellent
size / dimensions: 30”W x 18.5”D x 42”H
This dresser was a labor of love. It was my first project that taught me a lot. My father is a carpenter and artist, whom I’ve learned so much from over the years. I’ve included a few photos of my progress as well as the “before & after”, just so you can appreciate the transformation.

History:
It is a dresser that spent many years in the attic of an old farm house in Fort Dodge Iowa. It is believed to be circa 1930-40’s. There is no makers mark but only a “202” on the back.
It is comprised of several types of wood which usually denotes an older piece because it was thoughtfully sourced. This ,to me, makes it very special because it comes from a time when practicality and resourcefulness was a common practice.

Refinishing:
I sanded, scraped, stripped, reshaped, repaired and replaced to get it to the point of “finishing”. I chose milk wash paint for a buildable texture that allows the look of the brush strokes to be seen. It was lightly sanded after to knock down the rough texture. The top, which was of different woods and at some point must have had a mirror, was stained to hide the imperfections and to also match the legs and ornamental drawer dividers. I finished it all off with polycrylic to give a satin sheen. I lined the drawers with a decorative palm print and added etched stone knobs to tie it all together. I’m very happy with it and I’m very proud of it.
I hope to find someone who loves it as much as I do!…
Hoping to sell and roll the money into creating more projects like this.

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