This antique oak 3 drawer dresser belongs to a young woman in the process of decorating her first home. The piece has been in her family for years but her family gave her the OK to have it painted. Some people would rather see it left in it's original state but she wanted it changed to something light and refreshed.
It was in pretty good shape for the age (I'm guessing 100 years old). No structural repairs were needed but I did fill in a few gaps that were glaring at me once the primer went on. Some of the minor flaws give it character, even with paint. I really like to paint oak because you can still see the grain even through multiple coats of primer and paint, giving it a nice texture.
Two coats of primer were needed, which is unusual, because the yellow of the dried oak kept peeking through. Two coats of paint and a durable polyurethane will insure many years of pleasure to the owner. In this case, the back was painted as well to totally clean it up. She also requested that the original hardware be painted in an oil rubbed bronze tone.
I would love to keep it for myself! So many things it can be used for!