I really do love playing with color, mixing colors, layering colors, and just generally experimenting! But for some reason, Antique White has been occupying my color palette these days. This lovely 3 piece set from National Mt Airy, late 1950s era, was decidedly going to be soft whites...especially when the tops stripped so beautifully.
For this set, I tried a few new things....The stain on the tops is General Finishes Brown Mahogany. It is a beautiful warm brown...not as dark as Minwax Dark Walnut and definitely not as dark at General Finishes Java Gel.
I'm really enjoying their stains and will do another post at a later time about using them, and the pros & cons of their gel stains. I finished the top with 4 coats of their High Performance Satin Poly. The satin provides a soft sheen...not a glossy finish.
The pieces received a very light coat of Van Dyke glaze...which I've found a little tricky to use. I put the flat high performance poly on the base, lightly sanded, applied another coat of poly, lightly sanded and then the glaze. With a damp cloth in one hand, and a small artist's brush in the other, I applied the glaze, and then immediately wiped it off....allowing it to settle into the grooved areas.
The structure of the drawers was interesting in that there appeared to be 12 drawers, when in reality there were only 8 drawers. All of the pieces had the original hardware.
If you are a regular follower, you know I have an obsession about the interiors of drawers...and these were no different. They cleaned up beautifully....
A very lovely woman saw the dresser posted on my Facebook Page and decided the three pieces needed to come live with her! :) That always warms my heart!
As I write this post, all of my lovely blue hydrangeas have begun to turn brown....so sad to know summer is winding down. But for now, I'm thankful for every day that is not freezing, sleeting and snowing!
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