We got a lovely chest dresser from Neil’s grandma. Lovely in size and utility, not so lovely in color and hardware. So we’re doing some staining today. This is the first time I’ve refinished furniture and if it goes well with this chest, (i.e. nobody dies, loses a limb or goes blind) then we’ll do the rest of the furniture we’ve been meaning to do.
The first dresser (the gift from Neil’s grandmother) will be black with silver hardware. It was built in the eighties and my hope is to calm the round features with a dark stain and some sanding. As it looks now (sorry no pic) it would look epic with an orange rust flower and wagon wheel couch of the same decade.
My other two dressers are antiques, with pronounced round shapes and very antique features. One will be distressed black and the other red. My thought is that they’ll make nursery furniture nicely when we decide to replace them for larger things for ourselves.
And yes I did say nursery…but not in secret announcement, just merely a “plan ahead” statement.