This empire dresser was put to work over the last 89 years. Yup, it had a sticker that dated it from 1925. It must have been used for storing tools and motor oil in someone’s garage at some point, because no matter what I did to clean the back of one of the drawers the black oil would not come out. Anyone have advice for that kind of problem? That same drawer looks like some one used it to chop wood on the side of the drawer slide. This piece will not be for sale, unless it is local. Because of those items mentioned, I really want someone to be able to see this piece in the “flesh” before buying. It’s still super sturdy and the drawers slide great, but I wouldn’t put clothing in one drawer. We actually used this piece as a TV stand before I gave it some ‘Estuary’ style, and we stored dvds and remotes and paper in it without any issues. My sweet pup Alfie really turned on the charm for that first photo. Poor thing looks a little naked, because we had him shaved for the summer. He gets overheated in our muggy Southeast, Missouri summer weather. Health before beauty for our pup.
Ian, pronounced “Ee-an,” was painted in a deep green blue, distressed, and sealed. Guys, I absolutely love this color!!!! I’m seriously considering painting my honey oak kitchen cabinets with it. The lowers only, because we have a small kitchen. Alas, that is just another project that I don’t have time for at the moment. My original plan called for replacing the knobs, but when I got to that point, they just didn’t feel right. So I took the original knobs and refreshed them with a couple coats of danish oil. They make him have an understated and rugged kind of handsomeness. Don’t you think? xo Meg
PS. Apparently, feed-burner is not able to distribute my posts due to some plugin conflict. I hope to have that worked out soon, but nothing is working at the moment.