The drawers are definitely funky, but that's what MAKES this dresser! That, and the little brass flower details on each corner of the top.
Here's the before of this bad boy:
The drawers were in decent condition, so I just used my super secret lazy wood refinishing method on those. The body, however, was hurting for a makeover.
To try and save the little flower detail on the top, I took some contact paper and used a Xacto knife to cut around it before painting. It worked out pretty well...maybe a little too well. Some of the finish was pulled off with the contact paper. Most of them were okay, but one looked pretty bad; so, I went over them all with a gold paint marker. Now they look brand new!
I'm simply smitten! I love the wood inlay detail on the drawers, and even those funky offset drawer pulls! This baby has dovetail joints in all the drawers, and is stamped "American of Martinsville". Fun fact: "American of Martinsville was founded in 1906 in Virginia. They originally manufactured befroom furniture, but expanded into dining and living room pieces by the 1950s. Individual pieces can be sold at auction for as much as $2,500 to $6,000, as of 2015." ...that's a lot for one dresser!
I'm starting to feel like my price is a steal...haha!
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