When I first bought the dresser, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with it..the idea came much later..I bought it from an estate sale, after seeing it’s picture on a Craigslist ad..I woke up at 5 am. and drove 70 miles, because I had to have it..Yes, I know, call me crazy..
It was structurally solid, but it needed a tone of repairs..all the bottom drawers had to be replaced because the wood was thin as a sheet of paper..it also had numerous layers of paint and lacquer..
I stripped the top to reveal the gorgeous and very heavy solid wood underneath..The top was stained with Minwax in Dark Walnut color..
Finding the knobs were an adventure, I’ve initially saw some at Hobby Lobby but when you need them you can never find them..so then I happen to find this gorgeous knobs in sale at Anthropologie..Clear is the way to go with the knobs, because I didnt want to distract the attention from the flag..
Once the flag was painted and dried, I sanded the edges to give it a worn look and antiqued it.
I used Fiddes wax in Light and Rugged brown, to create the antique, worn finish..
Anyway, I’m only showing tight shots of this dresser, but more details and tutorials will come down the road and I’ll let you know where you can find them.