I showed you in September how I repaired and stripped Mammaw’s Dresser (vintage dresser). Mammaw being my mom Mae, Jamie’s grandmother. Just to refresh your memory, here is the before:
I wanted to paint it, Jamie ask that I refinish it.
Here it is all stripped down.
I bought some new stain for this dresser. I generally use dark walnut, but I wanted something that was dark-almost black.
I applied a couple of coats of the Jacobean.
After applying two coats of the stain, I applied several coats of Wipe-on Poly (satin). (no pictures)
Here it is, finally in the guest room!
I left the original hardware on the large drawers. One of the wooden knobs was missing so I replaced it. You can see it’s the “odd man out”. Cathy had 4 vintage glass knobs--
So I replaced the wooden knobs.
I’m not sure I’m loving the knobs—I think they may be too large. The runner is something I’ve had for years, it was on Jamie’s old dresser. I’ll probably replace it with burlap or drop cloth, thoughts?
This is Mammaw’s jewelry box. My sister Jo recently passed it on to me. (Jamie)
We need to go through it and clean/sort the pieces.
Here’s a tip for you—baby wipes are great for cleaning up almost anything. This jewelry box was aged and musty. The baby wipes made it look new again!
There is a ton of storage in this dresser! I’m hoping to use it to store my winter (bulky) clothes.
The guest room is not finished yet. I was hoping to have it done when Jamie and Andy visit for Thanksgiving, but now the goal is Christmas. I need something for the bed ?? Perhaps something vintage? It’s odd, this room has had Jamie’s things in it for so many years, now it appears it’s going to have my Mom’s things.
I’ll show you more of the room as I go along.
I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving with lots of food, family, friends and fun times!