Not really sure why my dog is tasting the mirror.
So I found this off of CL (surprise!). The entire piece is veneered in birds-eye maple.
I haven't seen this type of dresser done in this wood. Usually it's oak or mahogany.
It wasn't in terrible shape but the veneer wasn't all that great that I would have wanted to leave
it unpainted. At some point it had been painted white and the people I got it from stripped
down to it's original state. They didn't do all that bang up of a job.
There was some water damage and the veneer was lifting pretty good along the bottom.
Glue and wood filler fixed this issue. However, I had no choice but to paint it now.
Here's a quick peek after waxing in the garage. I decided to leave the top as is. Just cleaned it up and
applied a new coat of stain. This was such a warm piece so I chose a soft buttery yellow. I love the way it plays up the golden tones in the wood and key hole covers. As usual, I made my own chalk paint.
I had a Behr "oops" sample of this yellow. I used every last drop.
Those original handles had to go! Luckily I had 6 of these mother-of- pearl knobs from Hobby Lobby that went perfectly with the color!
I thought I would try something different and stencil the sides. I had some MS semi-gloss paint in "Custard" that I thought would contrast nicely. However, after I pulled the stencil away, you could barely see it. I wanted it faint, but not this faint! I didn't have enough of the other to paint over it, so I just left it.
I also refinished the mirror. Restained and coated with dark wax.