Sorry to leave you in limbo on that last post about the serpentine dresser.

But it is now ready for its big reveal! Drum roll please………

Ta-Da!!!!

Staining and not painting the dresser was a scary adventure for me. Nine times out of ten when I paint with milk, chalk or most other kinds of paint, I don’t need to sand anything. It is as simple as grabbing a good brush and painting, but the top of this dresser had some pretty deep scratches on it. So, let’s recap how Monday went.

After sanding several layers and making a call to my Dad for moral and sanding support, we decided that I had sanded the scratch enough.

As you remember, I then applied the wood conditioner and stain and left it to dry.

The stain has now completely dried. All I needed to do today was polish up the handles a little and then put it back together, i.e. put the drawers back in.  🙂

And then I fell in love.  Oh how I wish this dresser could talk and tell me where it has been and who has cared for it all of these years.

The top where I stained isn’t that much darker than the rest of the dresser. The grain on the drawers has areas of darkness that compliment the stain on its top, almost as if I had planned it that way.

I would like to dedicate this dresser to my Dad and sister in-law Mara. They understand my NEED to paint furniture, but deep down quietly wish that once, just once I would not paint wooden furniture.  So this one is for you Dad and Mara and all you other non-paint lovers.

For now I will be using the dresser as a prop in pictures, but come this Fall the dresser will be for sale at a Barn Boutique in Rochester MN.

I hope it finds a forever home.

Wendy