This chic dresser was refurbished by Maria from Countryside Heirlooms in our stunning dark blue, Midnight Sky!
This gorgeous decent sized dresser is serving a well deserved Coastal Beauty title! While this gem was a veneer top over wood and may not be the most ideal piece to work with, if you manage them right, they won't let you down. After lightly sanding the entire top down just enough to sand one layer down so as to leave enough of the top coat veneer, we were able to stain as though it were a pure woodgrain top. We stained this gem in a mahogany so that we could pair it with Country Chic's Midnight Sky (a dark blue color) the end result was perfection!
In order to give the final product a pop because of their dark hues, we painted the handles a subtle silver and it was a great enough contrast that did not overpower any of the other colors. We had a navy blue look in mind that we thought would make an elegant yet fun Beach Themed or Coastal Style look and end result ... we were very pleased! What do you think?
I’m Maria Roberts — mother, wife, caregiver and a foster parent. I began restoring furniture in 2013 and I love painting & restoring furniture! Countryside Heirlooms was established by my wonderful husband who wanted to provide an outlet for my passion for painting. Tom founded Countryside Heirlooms to help motivate me to keep moving while I recuperated after major back surgery. Painting furniture has & continues to be my escape from the many responsibilities going on in my life as I’m sure many of you can relate. In this journey, I’ll share our experiences in selecting great furniture pieces and the not so great pieces, restorations & transformations. As a bonus…if you love before and after pictures of restored furniture than this blog is for you!