I sent my husband to Hudson, Wisconsin to pick up this fabulous dresser last Friday. I wanted to make it another date night furniture pick up, but the seller was only available during the day. Mr. Q is still in training when it comes to judging whether a piece of furniture is good, but he is learning quickly. He thought I would love this one, and he was right.
It has its flaws, as they all do. Some problems with separating veneer, one leg is pretty chewed up, and there was a missing piece of trim. My cat Lucy was helping me with the inspection, and posed for this shot of the missing trim. She really loves a good photo bomb.
As usual, I invited my neighbor Ken over for a consultation. He said “gosh, that looks like screen trim”, at which point I once again marvel at the depth of his knowledge. He runs home and comes back with a replacement piece, a little glue and some nails. Once I paint it, you’ll never know it was missing.
I still have some mismatched ugly knobs and poorly repaired drawer pulls to deal with. I’m pretty sure I will just replace them all with something else.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking about painting this guy with MMS Artissimo. I’m drawing my inspiration from this gorgeous dresser that was painted by Danielle at Silver Pennies.
Isn’t he beautiful?! The Jameson has a little more detail than mine, but I think they are very similar in feeling, tall and masculine (thanks for letting me share your dresser on my blog Danielle.)
I actually have a set of lion’s head drawer pulls like those used by Danielle somewhere around here, although mine are black. If I have enough, perhaps they will work on the Hudson.
The trick will be getting my blue to end up like this, and not the darker color I usual get. Danielle used wax instead of hemp oil, so this time I’m going to give that a try … that is, unless I change my mind and paint the Hudson in a different color all together. Sometimes I do that .. it’s my prerogative.
You may be starting to think that I have been posting quite a line up of ‘befores’ and where are all the ‘afters’?! I have 4 pieces in progress. Glue is drying, paint is drying, cushions are being sewn, parts are being purchased … I hope that soon I will have a slew of ‘afters’ to share with you!