Now that my frisbee season is done, I'm trying to rev up my design output. I need to get some of this furniture that's been sitting in my hallway on someone else's (lucky!) hands. So, I'm excited to share my newest piece, that I am selling! What's that? Yes, selling, so let me know if you're interested. I found it on craigslist for $20 and when James and I went to pick it up, James looked at me skeptically. "Are you sure it's worth the price?" his eyes asked me. But behind the dry and splintering wood, I knew there was something special.
Here's how I decided to breathe an "aged" look back into the piece. I've been wanting to try a pattern on a piece of furniture and this was a good time for it. I sanded the dresser down to the original wood, removing the splintering wood and any remaining varnish, and then conditioned the wood. Then I drew a chevron pattern on the sides of 3 drawers(the top, middle and bottom). I taped off the chevron pattern with painter's tape. Then I stained the rest of the dresser with dark walnut.