I adore every step involved with my furniture transformations. From the ad finding, to meeting fine folk at pick-up, to hauling it home, to unloading it into my workspace, to the repairing washing and prepping, to the colour/technique selecting, to choosing hardware, to the painting, to the detailing, to the finishing, to the staging, to the picturing, to the listing, to the selling, to meeting my kind and generous customers at pick-up/delivery… YA there’s a lot of steps involved with flipping furniture… and I enjoy each and every one of them!
This particular antique dresser I picked-up from a lovely lady in the east part of Winnipeg… and it was kinda neat to learn when I got it home that the original owners name was written on a tag on the back of the dresser! I hope Mrs. Wm. Leask of Clandeboye, MANITOBA would have approved of my transformation. I promised and assured her in whispers before starting; that I would handle it with much love and care. 😌❤️
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My YOU Choose Transformation process:
- Disassembled/removed original bevelled mirror ~ worth the time and effort to ease product application
- Removed hardware ~ it appeared that someone attempted to install new hardware, that didn’t quite fit the original hardware screw holes
- Filled hardware holes ~ with plans to select new cup pulls
- Heavily sanded the top, and lightly sanded all other areas ~ in preparation for product application
- Thoroughly scrubbed and washed ~ certainly required when transforming any piece of pre-loved furniture
- Applied 2 coats of of COUNTRY CHIC PAINT in the colour ‘Wanderess‘ ~ a captivating, deep sea green
- Sanded down for a buttery smooth and slightly distressed finish ~ for the farmhouse chic look I adore and always strive for
- Applied 4 coats of FUSION ‘Stain & Finishing Oil (SFO)’ in the colour Golden Pine ~ a wood conditioner, stain and top coat all in one
- Purchased and installed new antique style cup pulls from D. Lawless Hardware ~ Always so fun selecting new hardware
- Reinstalled original bevelled mirror ~ with much tender care
- Selected and purchased vessel sink for vanity option from Home Depot ~ Retail value of $124 + Tax
- Selected and purchased Kingston Brass faucet from Wayfair ~ Retail value of $249.99 + Tax
- Decoupaged drawer sides with Re-Design with Prima’s WASHED DAMASK DECOUPAGE TISSUE PAPER ~ a charming pattern that is most definitely my fav!
I’ll leave it to YOU to choose 1 of 2 transformations for this antique dresser with original bevelled mirror. Perhaps you’re looking for a farmhouse style vanity for your lavatory, or maybe you have a spare bedroom that is aching for some original charm. Either option is sure to add a timeless and captivating statement to your home or cottage. If you choose the vanity option, I’ll include (at cost) the vessel sink and elegant heritage faucet I personally selected for my flip — and will also prepare the top and drawers for plumbing hook-up for you. Whichever option you choose, I have faith that original owner Mrs. Wm. Leask would be pleased to know that the story of her piece (from Timothy Eaton Company) still has so much to tell!
* All of my furniture pieces are preloved, with expected signs of age and use — sweet imperfections which I believe adds to their unique character and charm.
❤️ This YOU Choose Transformation ~ SOLD to Norma ❤️
DIMENSIONS: 33.5″+36″ H x 34″ W x 17″ D
I hope you visit again! My #farmlifebestlife awaits more simple living, generous loving and constant learning — graced with an abundance of farmhouse chic character and sweet imperfections, both for me and for YOU! ❤️
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