I found another fantastic piece of vintage furniture that I have decided not to paint. When I find these old wood pieces in great vintage condition, I tend to leave them with their original finish. When the wood and finish are this nice, I just don’t think paint can improve the beauty.
This little piece was in really nice vintage condition, solid, clean inside, and with all its original hardware. The finish was a bit dry and dull, though. All it needed was a good cleaning and something to bring out the beauty in the wood and restore the luster.
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I tried a new to me product called Fusion Beeswax Finish. I have used Fusion Mineral Paint many times (see those projects here, here, and here) and love it, and this product is just as great. It’s all natural – yay! – and made of hemp oil and beeswax. It looks and smells like hemp oil, but has the consistency of soft butter. It’s so simple to apply – love that, too! I just wiped a thin coat on with a soft, lint free rag. You can also use a brush if you prefer. I let it sit for about 30 minutes and lightly buffed. It gave the dresser a light sheen and brought out the depth of the wood grain.
The original hardware has a great patina and is so sturdy.
The paneled sides are a nice subtle detail. You can see the pretty sheen of the finish and how the Fusion Beeswax restores the lovely depth to the wood grain.
I found the painting at the Goodwill for $12. It’s one of those pieces that I was immediately drawn to. I am by no means an expert on art, and know nothing about this painting. I just thought it was really beautiful. The woman in the painting seems sort of mysterious to me. Is she looking down, or maybe her eyes are closed. Not sure.
So happy that my hydrangeas are blooming, and I can bring in fresh cut flowers from my garden. I found the Boyd mason jar also at the Goodwill. I have a collection of sorts, and was drawn to this one because the glass is green (rather than the usual blue I find).
If you have a piece of furniture that needs a little something to bring back the luster, you might want to give Fusion Beeswax Finish a try. It is also recommended for use over paint, but I haven’t tried that yet. If you have, let me know how you liked it.
I think this little chest would look great as a nightstand. It’s large enough that it would be really nice between two twin beds. Even placed at the foot of a bed for extra storage and seating.
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