Friday, June 9, 2017

Vintage chest of drawers

Good morning once again, from a slightly damp Sydney. Actually it's less wet than I expected. Which is great news as I have lots of furniture pickups and deliveries today and I hate moving furniture in the rain, especially if it's already painted.

I'm slowly finishing up everything before we head off. I am almost finished a large bedroom dresser that lovely customers have brought up from Canberra for me to paint. The base is all finished, today I just need to wax the large mirror frame. For this piece I painted a grey primer then several coats of off white, then a brighter white wash then finished with white wax. The finish is really lovely and subtlety complex in real life. 

The dresser was Sean's parents and is a sentimental piece and is now freshly painted for their daughter's bedroom. Nice to see old pieces given a new life and used for the next generation.

I have a little vintage chest of drawers for sale. The timber top is lovely so I have cleaned it up and sealed it. The base is painted off white with a white wax finish.

Available: old solid timber dressing table. Painted in an off white chalk paint and treated with white wax to create a subtle washed look. I really love the finish on this. Stunning original hardware. Timber top has been cleaned and finished with wax for a lovely sheen. Dovetail drawers all slide smoothly and are unpainted inside but very clean. 
107w x 47d x 95h (bench top is 78cm h) 
Pickup Lilyfield or delivery may be possible

please let me know if you are interested. 
regards Fiona


  1. Nice to see pieces passed down in the generations!

  2. Beautiful! I love people that want to keep pieces 'in the family'! The value of these pieces is in their stories for future generations. <3


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