So here is my country french dresser, before. As I mentioned before, I used this dresser when I was younger and it’s been in our house for a while, just outside our bedroom serving as a little vignette. (And also and a ladder-hider.) Besides the iPhone photo, the dresser was still a little lonely and drab. So here’s how we spruced it up.
Here’s the contrast in each of the three steps. The liming wax is less like wood stain and more like shoe polish. You wax it on, and rub it clean with a dry, clean cloth until it’s not sticky anymore.
Here’s the detail on the handles. I just love them! They are too beautiful to replace, not to mention the unique size. Each drawer pull has screws that are different thicknesses, because each drawer is a different thickness. You know that means it’s old, because it’s inconvenient if you happen to lose a screw.
And finally, it was time to tackle the body of the piece.
And here’s a fun little bit of evidence that I used this dresser when I was little. That’s a sticker of Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast. :)
So, we went from this…