Thursday, October 25, 2012

Meet Josephine, the dresser

Meet Josephine, the dresser.  Josephine is shy, probably because she was neglected (of course I forgot to take "before" photos) and left to age in peace.  But her beautiful knobby legs, detailed hardware and dovetailed workmanship was not to be ignored.  She just needed a little extra love and paint to brighten her life.

Josephine was painted with Annie Sloan Antique White chalk paint, distressed lightly, and waxed for a beautiful sheen.  The top was stripped, sanded, stained, and sealed with multiple coats of dark wax.  Since she was missing a knob, clear pulls were replaced on the top drawer and the rest of the original hardware was painted, distressed, and waxed.

Josephine will be waiting for you at her new home:  Robin's Egg 326 Nashua St., 101A, Milford, NH.

Have a beautiful day,


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  1. Josephine is beautiful and serene. Congrats on your shop! Best of luck!


  2. She is quite lovely! Her little legs are perfect! Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. She's beautiful!!! Love that you put glass knobs on the top and left the original ( my favorite vintage handles ) on the others!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love white with a freshly stained top. Sharing this Friday over at my place! XOXO

  5. She is beautiful. What pretty legs she has! You did an awesome job on her.