Hello my Friends,
As much as I love painted furniture, it’s just not right for every piece. Not at all.
I spotted this stunning antique oak chest of drawers while thrifting, and felt that it was perfect “as is.” I am fortunate to have a few really fantastic thrift stores in my area where I regularly find vintage furniture and collectibles. Most, however, are not as beautiful in their “as found” condition as this piece.
Neither paint nor any type of refinish would improve this handsome dresser. It had clearly been loved and well cared for. All it needed from me was a bit of cleaning. And flowers. We all look better with flowers, don’t we?
Time had not destroyed the finish, but created a beautifully aged patina.
The slightly mismatched pulls add charm and character.
The warm caramel and brown wood tones and the movement in the grain are perfection.
The original wood casters still remain. and roll with a slight squeak and creak.
Understated details like the curve of the bottom apron and the curve on the top are timeless.
Can you tell I’m smitten with this piece? As much as I love it, I’ll be finding it a new home. My hope is that someone will appreciate this beauty and lovingly care for it as it has been for so many years.
Thank you for reading and take care.