This is the before below on a french dresser made by Davis Furniture Co.
I was initially going to paint it but because we strip
most of our pieces before we paint them.
But once it was stripped and sanded down I just couldn't paint
it. The wood was to beautiful. It wasn't a veneer overlay
either. This was solid carved wood. I did replace that hideous hardware though.
Stripped and sealed in the old handle holes.
I didn't stain it, just sealed it with a water based sealer.
Painted the hardware iron steel which is a matte
slightly dark gray with some metallic in it.
This piece was sold a few days ago.
. I finished it at the beginning of
last month, but didn't have time to post on my blog.