Man oh man just look at this chest, believe me when I say it had seen better days. The top was not salvageable, the drawers were all broken, the mirror was non existent, and the caster wheels were broken as well. You may say, Why oh why would you attempt something like this...my husband often says the same thing. But there is just something about these chest that every time I can get my hands on one I take it!
And here she is all dolled up!
Now you see why I pick them up, they are so stunning finished!
This chest was pretty plain to begin with. The perfect backdrop for a little creativity!
I ripped a baluster down the middle and placed one on each side, I also added the moldings in-between the drawers. I painted the added molding with White Dove by Benjamin Moore to make them stand out!
I had this mirror in the garage, and as luck would have it, the mirror fit perfectly on the chest.
As you can see from the before picture the top of this chest was in bad BAD shape. I tried to pull the old veneer off but it wasn't salvageable. On to plan B, replace the top completely.
I stained the new pine top with Miniwaxes Dark Walnut to break up the coral a bit!
And for the finishing touch I added these vintage knobs.