This dresser has seen better days. I was joking with my husband that people should be fined for treating good furniture like this...
Right? Who does this to a solid wood dresser?
It took 2 scrub downs to get it clean. The sharpie wasn't coming off and I didn't worry about that.
The bones are solid. There were a couple of repairs, like tightening tracts and sanding down drawers.
I painted it in graphite. This will hide the sharpie and bring out the nice lines in the curved drawers and legs.
I used a shimmer cream to create a damask pattern. It just so happens that it looks gold so I added some antique gold and black pulls.
After sanding the drawers, I used wax paper and rubbed it on all the spots that touch the inside of the dresser. This helps them to slide smoothly.
Much better, I'd say!