You know how you have something in your head that you want and you won’t settle until you find exactly that? You see some replicas and think it may work but deep in your heart you know you won’t be happy with that purchases unless you buy the one in your mind? Then you try and get it at a good price and it is to no avail. So, in a week moment, out of sheer frustration of trying to find what you want at the price you want, you decide to just splurge and buy it? Enter my new antique serpentine dresser.
It wasn’t in perfect condition so I decided to give it a coat of Restor-A-Finish in Walnut. I had seen Kate from Centsational Girl use it in the past and it seemed like a great option since the wood was in great condition with just a few scratches and nicks. My biggest concern was a ring it had on the top. And while the Restor-A-Finish did great on everything else it enhanced the ring. Boo!
So I ended up sanding the top down completely and then adding the Restor-a-Finish again. It still had a few nicks and scratches that shows its character but the ring disappeared.
I followed that up with the product they recommend called Feed-N-Wax over the entire piece. It is basically a blend of beeswax, carnauba wax, and orange oil. It enhances the natural beauty and depth of grain in finished and unfinished wood, especially oak. I then used some Brasso brass cleaner to freshen up the brass knobs and put them back on.
This piece went in my guest room – which is almost complete! Look at the curvy top and the amazing grain of the oak. Swoon!
Now you know I loves me some painted pieces but there is something so charming and right about an old antique piece restored to their natural beauty.
I added the coral lamp to the dresser. It probably won’t stay there but it was perfect for styling. And I got that oil painting for $3 at a yard sale this past weekend and I thought it would go nicely in the room. FYI: Hubby is still unsure about it.
Some fresh flowers and a little clearance cutie from Target and I am styled. It is no Better Homes and Gardens but I am slowly learning.
What do you think? Was it worth the splurge?