Friday, September 26, 2008

What would you do?

Jason picked this up for me from the side of the road in the garbage.
Its a little worse for wear that I would have liked but I LOVE it!
Its small enough to go in my kitchen for extra storage and will be a great piece to display my Christmas decor on.

This is how it looked when he got home.




Ive been sanding away, a little at a time in the mornings while waiting for the bus and also in the afternoon. Ive got the top completely paint free, except the back piece. I WAS going to paint it black and wax the edges for wear and paint a creamish top coat but now wonder if I should.






Soooo, I'm looking for ideas, what would you do? I do want to keep the top piece wood and stain it. I love the look of the old wood. Al tho, this piece is not old or at least I don't think it is. I actually think someone made this. Threes no dovetail and the inside of the dresser looks like all types of different wood screwed in to "make-do".

Any suggestions?


Blueberry says - HI, have a great weekend:)

13 comments:

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Jenn, that is an awesome piece! You know I love black furniture! I think it will amke the wood top look so neat! Are you going to strip the little "backsplash" too?
I think you have a lot of options with this one!

Linda said...

I think all black is the way to go unless you can do the top a dark aged stain. Some times less is more! Can't wait to see whatever you decide !!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I vote black too...it looks amazing. Wish I had your luck. I found you from Cozycoops corner. Love your blog...sorry about your ankle, looks painful. Dianntha

Karen said...

Jenn, I love the cupboard...I like just how you are doing it with the stained top. I love 2 colors on some pieces....I'm for black as well.

Black Sheep Lisa said...

I think black and stained top are the way to go! Cant beat a roadside goody, LOL!

Merrie. said...

No matter what you do it will be great! I love that lil birdie! He is a cutie! Hey I'll call them ole girls up at the doctors office for ya; Ill give em what fer! Ok you will probably have to find another dr after that LOL but it'll be great!!!! Tell em don't make me come up there and open a can of you know what! wooee! I sure will 4 u!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I would keep on doing what you are doing because it's going to look great...I would do the little piece in the back black though.

Love Blueberry~

Rondell

basketsnprims said...

Jenn, When I did my table I stained the top & the legs were painted & now I have to paint my chairs. I would say all black if you can't get that one black part off. I love all black, too. It goes with everything. Take care of that ankle & have a good weekend.

Pam

Shari Kraft said...

I like a dark stain on the chest and a lighter coordinating one on the drawer fronts.

Jenn said...

OMGOsh, wait til you see how this is turning out! I just have to distress it a little bit and put on a coat of poly and Ill beable to take pics:)

Barb said...

I got a free dresser and painted it black, and then I stenciled on it. Here's a link to my Webshots picture: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2601618760100962245NJqvLa?vhost=home-and-garden. Also, I LOVE your budgie. Ours is named Baby Blue--he's mostly white with a little blue. His cere hasn't turned blue yet, so he's a young-un. Yours looks so nice and tame. Our little one is still pretty scared; he wasn't hand trained when we got him and didn't have his wings clipped. I'm too scared to clip them:[]

Jenn said...

Barb - your dresser is awesome. I LOVE the handles, very unique! Arent Budgies fun, they have so much personality for being so small!

lindanuts said...

I love the dresser and black is awesome. I agree that stripping to bare wood would be very pretty. Porcelain or glass knobs---stenciling with some prim figures or better yet--bittersweet.....