In The Workshop- The 5 Drawer Dresser



In my usual fashion, I neglected to take “before” photos of this sweet little dresser.  However, I can share that its appearance has not changed much.

These days, the lighter tones of raw wood furniture is very popular.  People are drawn to the mellowed warm tones of wood.  Plus the warm wood tones look great paired with anything  white.  White walls, white furniture, white accessories.

When I purchased this piece, it had already been stripped of the heavy dark finish and its pine wood was shining through quite beautifully.  Some of the drawers were a bit wonky and were sticky.  So, I did some minor repairs to them to ensure that they opened and closed easily.  Here is an entire blog post on how to fix sticky drawers.



I love that this dresser has a whopping five drawers!  I also love the skirting detail on the front along with the carved legs.



Needless to say, as most of you know by now, I have a habit of falling in love with furniture that has its original casters that still function.  All the wheels needed was a spritz of WD-40.

Once, the drawers were fixed, the dresser received a coat of Miss Mustard Seed Clear Furniture Wax and then I followed up with the Miss Mustard Seed White Wax.  I love this wax because it’s all natural bees wax so it doesn’t have any harsh odors or chemical smells.  The wax also a pleasure to apply because it is buttery soft and the excess is easily removed with a rag.

The only other change I made to this dresser was to swap out the knobs.  The original knobs had the original dark heavy finish and did not compliment the warm pine wood.  So, I simply attached new white wooden knobs that are in the same size and style as the originals.

All in all, I think she is looking pretty good!  These old pieces of furniture made out of solid wood are such a pleasure to work on.  They make me appreciate the craftmanship and time that went into making old furniture. You just don’t see this quality in modern furniture that is in the same price range.



Thank you for stopping by the blog today to see what’s going on in this corner of the world. It always means so much to me that you stop by to see what’s going in the land of Sky Lark House.

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