I came across two mid century pieces (well 3 actually) that were fantastic finds!This is a Drexel "Biscayne" series. I looked it up and found it for sale at a vintage furniture store for $1900!!!
The guy told me his mom had been using this dresser as an ironing board/sewing center!!!
|Here is what it is supposed to look like. This is the one that's going for $1,900.|
Ended up scrapping the entire top and getting a new piece. I would have done a cool top with some nice wood, but I had already decided I was going to leave the drawer fronts natural and I had no idea what kind of wood it was. Even the guy at the lumberyard was stumped. No way to match it. So I figured I would do everything else a gloss white. After a bunch of sanding and staining,,,,,
This was my first time using the HVLP sprayer that I've had (for almost 2 years!!)
Normally I brush, but I wanted this to be extra smooth. I like it. But it is a pain having to tape
off and prep and cleaning up afterward. I used a Sherwin Williams enamel. I so wanted to use a
paint lacquer, but not here in Calif. Can't get it. I really wanted the glossy smooth glass-like finish.
|I used the Command Max Sprayer. Simple enough to use and decent results.|
The hardware was cleaned and polished and sprayed in a soft gold. The hardware and the
drawer fronts got a coat of spray lacquer for protection.
This is a really cool piece and can be used so many places in the home.
Hopefully not as a sewing center.
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