Thursday, September 30, 2010

farmhouse deco dresser

I found this large solid wood five-drawer dresser and refinished it to go with the Farmhouse Paneled Bed Frame (previous post) for little Markus's bedroom.  The dresser was missing it's back so I purchased a half sheet of 1/8" Mahogany plywood and secured it to the back using finishing nails.  I switched out the old pulls for new round black metal knobs.  The unique details on the base of this sturdy dresser lend a slight Art Deco feel to it.  

Both pieces should allow for many years of use as their size and style are suitable for grown ups but can be made fun for a toddler or young child through colourful bedding and playful decorative decor.  


farmhouse paneled bed frame

This solid pine double bed frame was a custom request for a client for her little boy's room.  I searched high and low and finally came across this beautiful custom-build which features joinery (no screws or nails) and hand-distressing techniques on the pine.  I refinished it in black latex paint, distressed it to play up the farmhouse character, and sealed it with a water-based varathane.  

I really wanted to keep this gorgeous piece...but apparently little Markus was very excited about his new 'big boy bed', so I couldn't be happier!


classic dresser

This four drawer dresser is a match to the Classic Night Stand I refinished for Liz (previous post).  It's simple and chic and the stained top adds a touch of shabby here...for once!  ;)


classic nightstand

This simple and classic two drawer night stand was a refinishing project for my friend Liz.  I picked up where she left off...having removed 95% of the paint.  I used my usual black latex paint for the base, a water-based dark walnut stain for the top, and sealed the whole piece with a water-based varathane.