October 10, 2013

Empire Dresser in White Raisin

When I first started blogging about furniture I always showed a before and after picture. 
Recently it's just been an after shot of a pretty piece of furniture. 

I feel this piece needs a before and after so you can see how far it has come!

There was a top and a complete set of drawers but the top was bowed beyond repair and all of the veneer needed to be removed too. 
 My husband made a new top for this dresser and replaced the right leg that had fallen off.
 
I decided to line the drawers with a funky ikat fabric because the bottoms of the drawers were pretty worn and overall gross. 

Overall, the dresser turned out awesome considering the original condition. 

The hardware and fabric came from Hobby Lobby
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the color is White Raisin by Sherwin Williams. 
The top was stained in dark walnut. 


23 comments:

  1. Love to see a piece that has been through that much trauma and come out looking beautiful again! Great work :)

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  2. Empire chests have such interesting shapes. She turned out to be a real beauty! (Pinning it!) Love the color! And what a great hubby you have!
    Robin

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  3. This looks amazing. I love seeing before and after photos of transformed furniture - I never get tired of it :)

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  4. Unbelievable! It looks great! Great team work!
    Anne

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  5. I am in awe. Like seriously... how on earth did he make that leg? You two.... just amazing. Looks gorgeous with that color too!

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  6. Hi. What a huge improvement. What's the best way to remove veneer? I've tried heat, moisture and other methods but you did such an amazing job on this that I had to ask. Thanks. It's a lovely piece!

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  7. It's a beauty, pinning this one.

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  8. This is gorgeous and what a lot of work it took, but well worth it!!

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  9. Wow, this sure did come a long way. What a beauty.

    Cynthia

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  10. Oh my!! This is such a great piece of furniture. Also you used corbels I'd never have thought of to make this whole project perfect from top to feet, color to stain and what fun modern 2013 pop inside!! So hmmm...what will the young of 2113 be doing with this piece?!!! You'd better tape the before inside or on the bottom for posterity's sake!!!

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  11. That is a gorgeous dresser and I just love the color choice!

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  12. LOVE the colour! Beautiful details on the dresser.

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  13. Wow, you did a GREAT job. Not sure I would have tackled that one.

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  14. You are a very brave and determined person, I applaud you for what you did for a wonderful piece of furniture. I tend to love the older styles, have always wanted one of these empire dressers, really want one. It's not a style you'll see here in western CO but sure wish I could find one I could afford. Not sure I'd have been as brave and knowledgeable as you were to fix her so well. Your talent is excellent. Happy weekend

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  15. Wow! Amazing. I'd love you to share this if you have time tomorrow or later this week at Silver Pennies Sundays. My blog is: www.findingsilverpennies.com

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  16. *gasp*! I am LOVING this beautiful work of art! What a great color and what a beautiful job you did restoring such a wonderful piece. It has beautiful bones!! ;)

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  17. This transformation is nothing short of amazing! Such a unique piece, and I love the shape!!

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  18. OH MY SOUL IM IN LOVE!!! What a Great job you did here restoring this Beautiful piece! LOVE the color choice as well as the contrasting top. Im in awe!

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  19. LOVE so much. Thanks for stopping by and sharing this at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  20. That is a stunning dresser and the shape is so unique. Love, love, love it!

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  21. Beautiful!!! Did you make the paint into chalk paint or did you prime and paint with enamel?

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