Every girl should have at least one l.b.d. in her wardrobe. They are so versatile. I’d say the same can be said about this l.b.d, or little black dresser.
It can go anywhere, bedroom, foyer, dining room, kitchen, living room.
This particular l.b.d. came from my friend Sue’s sister. I seem to have completely forgotten to take a before photo, but it’s your basic oak serpentine dresser.
I stripped the top and painted the rest in Little Billy Goat’s Old Pickup. I waxed the body with black wax. I really liked the contrast between the lighter top and the black paint, so I kept the top light by giving it a coat of clear wax followed by a coat of white wax. So far nnK, Ken and Mr. Q have all made it clear (pardon the pun) that they are not on board with this decision, but I love it. To me the wood top looks pickled or lime waxed.
I feel certain that there is going to be a buyer out there who loves this top as much as I do.
I believe at some point in its life someone hacked an inch or two off the feet of this piece. It was obvious looking at the saw marks on the bottoms, and the dresser itself seemed a little stumpy. So I added casters and that helped immensely.
I used portions of two different stencils on the front. I love the subtlety. As usual, when I’m stenciling on black, I used acrylic paint in a dark grey shade. It comes across as ‘white’ without being glaring.
How do you like chair no. 6? This chair used to be in my kitchen, but I replaced it with a blue chippy stool. I’ve cleaned it up, re-glued its joints, recovered the seat and it’s in the pile for my upcoming sale.
I have no idea why I chose to put a ‘6’ on the back. I went through a number phase where lots of stuff got numbers added. Six seemed like a good choice for this chair.
I have to say that if I had a need for a l.b.d. I would be keeping this one. I absolutely love how it turned out. But, alas, I already have a gorgeous l.b.d. in my guest room. I really don’t need two. This one is for sale. Be sure to see my ‘available for local sale’ tab for more info.