Vintage Serpentine Dresser
Today's project is a lovely vintage serpentine dresser. It was structurally sound, but the finish in most areas was in rough shape.
|The country style knobs were replaced with a more elegant knob.|
I knew this old stain would bleed through the paint, so first I applied two coats of shellac. After applying the first coat of Old White there were still a few areas with bleed through, so I applied another coat of shellac and finished with a second coat of Old White.
|Painted in Old White (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)|
|The paint was sanded for a smooth finish.|
|New replacement knobs.|
|Curved drawer fronts.|
The top mimics the curves of the drawers, and the double layer top adds to the overall beauty of this dresser.
|Double layered top.|
The drawers are made of dovetailed construction. When I bought the dresser the inside of the drawers were lined, but the lining was in rough shape. So I removed the lining and cleaned and refreshed the interior with Restor-A-Finish and finished it with conditioner made of beeswax and orange oil.