This highboy dresser was in pretty bad condition. The old finish was dingy, stained and in desperate need of a makeover. The dresser is for a little boys nursery, so we chose brown, a nice masculine color. We sanded this dresser like crazy before painting it with a few coats of brown paint. We wanted some wood to show through, so after painting it we distressed it a bit. We left the hardware as it was because we liked the contrast it created.
Since we know little boys like to touch, hit, and climb on things we finished it with a coat of paste wax to protect the finish. It should be a piece that he can enjoy for many years to come.
Vintage furniture is a great choice for children’s rooms. Unlike a lot of the stuff you can buy these days it is constructed of solid hardwood. A good piece of furniture, like this highboy dresser, has dovetail joints and wood drawer glides. It’s sturdy and durable and you can find great deals at places like thrift stores, estate sales, and flea markets. Then paint it yourself, or bring it to us! We’d be happy to do the dirty work for you. Our labor charges for a dresser like this start at $177.
Alchemy fine living is an antiques & home furnishings business located in Santa Ana, Ca. Alchemy can be defined as an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting power or process; transforming something common into something special.
ABOUT MEAlchemy fine living is my antiques & home furnishings business. I'm Deana, the author of this blog. My mom Connie & I followed our dreams & opened our store in 2008. It's a collection of all the things she & I truly love. We combine antiques with new treasures, as well as, a selection of handcrafted items created by the two of us. We also offer custom sewing, re-upholstery, & furniture painting services.
173 E City Place Dr.
Santa Ana, CA 92705
CONTACT MEEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Store Phone: 877.250.3674
Tues. through Sat. 10 to 3
Furniture drop off and pick up by appointment:
Tues. through Fri. 10 to 6 and Sat. 10 to 3