I found this little beauty about in the back of a huge shed full of junk that I found through craigslist advertised as an “estate sale”. It was a real-life version of the show Hoarding: Buried Alive on TLC. Seriously. Sheds FULL of furniture. A treasure trove for someone like me!
I was so excited! It had all of the original hardware and only a little damage. Score! Under all that nastiness was a really wonderful piece.
Here she is all gussied up! I tried out a new technique (drybrushing) on this piece and I love how it turned out. There will definitely be more drybrushing in my future.
I love it when I can not only use the original hardware, but I would have chosen the exact same hardware. It’s like it was meant to be!
I’m so torn on whether or not to sell it. I have the perfect spot for it, but I also promised myself I wouldn’t keep every piece I refinish.
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