When I take photos of furniture for my blog, I tend to leave some space in the top of the frame on some for adding a title later. For this next piece I did that as usual, but then when I sat down to edit the photos, I realized that I didn’t want to cover up the beautiful fall color in my trees. So I crammed a little title in at the bottom instead.
These trees along the side of my driveway turn the most brilliant yellow in fall. On a sunny day, my house is filled with a bright yellow light. Fall color is at its peak right now in the Twin Cities, and it is absolutely gorgeous out there. I was standing at the gas station filling my car yesterday, and I was just mesmerized by a stand of trees with red leaves across the street that were just beautiful. The light was hitting them just so. I wish I’d had my camera with me!
But this post isn’t really about autumn leaves, it’s about this sweet little chest of drawers. It is your classic Duncan Phyfe-ish style dresser and it originally had that typical cherry stain that most of these pieces came in.
One of the drawers was missing its runner, so Ken built a new one for it. What would I do without Ken? He is so handy and he can just whip out these repairs.
Once that was done, I painted it in MMSMP in Kitchen Scale, a gorgeous jewel tone color that is perfect for autumn. I did sand this piece pretty thoroughly to reduce chippy-ness. It had such a shiny finish, I was worried the paint would just all chip off entirely. However, the sanding alone produced pretty darn good adherence on the flat surfaces (I did not use the bonding agent). As you can see, the top is pretty much a chip free zone, as are the sides and drawer fronts.
Originally I was going to change out the hardware for a simple knob. However, there were 2 holes for these knobs and I didn’t have the patience to fill the extra ones properly. To be honest, I did attempt to fill them kind of haphazardly and they looked so terrible after paint that I had to drill them all out again to put the original pulls back on. C’est la vie.
This petite chest of drawers is the perfect size to use as a bedside table. It is 29.5″ tall, 29.5″ wide and 17″ deep. You could stash all of your reading materials inside, and even have room to store some spare blankets.
This lovely little chest of drawers is priced at $155 (local only please, sorry, but I don’t ship) and I will be posting it on craigslist later today. First come, first served! If you are interested, just leave me a comment and I will get back to you. Sorry, this one is sold.
I didn’t do anything especially fancy or quandie-esque with this little dresser. I felt like the color gave it enough impact without adding anything else. However, I was working on a 2nd piece side by side with this one, and it got the full quandie treatment. It’s not quite done yet, but I hope to have it on the blog by week’s end, so stay tuned.