This dresser followed me home from the thrift store - I think I paid $20 for it. It has been an ongoing project at my house for almost a year now! lol I picked it up because it had the signs I look for - dovetailed drawers, no staples, solid wood, and fairly good condition under all the paint. I could see some good wood and workmanship and thought it had potential so I started stripping the layers of paint: grey, yellow, white, then the original varnish... It took me forever and I got tired of the process so dh took over when he could see the wood as well and agreed there was something under there worth finding.
This is an awful photo of the finished piece. Refer to the ones above for the richness of the colour, etc. I got up this morning though to find dh had put the last coat of varnish on and I couldn't resist taking photos and posting right away. I was so excited to see it done!
Have I mentioned that dh is a saint? It has to be six months ago I gave his dresser away to dgd when she needed one, figuring this one would be done in no time. His clothes have been sitting in laundry baskets on the bedroom floor ever since and he never complains! Yes, this is the same man who went to look at a derelict, abandoned church twenty years ago and agreed to see what I saw in it - potential! God - I love that man!!