I was super excited to paint this piece because I loved its shape and style to begin with and the fact that she is a mix of the federal and empire styles. Now, it had problems and currently still has a problem that I could not fix, but it is in in far better shape now than when I picked it up. The lifting veneer on top was re-glued, clamped and the missing chunks were filled multiple times and sanded smooth. I chose a light blue for the dresser instead of a darker color to keep it from being too heavy. It took some different sealers and finally Shellac to stop the bleed through, but it was worth it. It has 3 coats of a custom mixed milk paint color and some slight variation between the layers. I finished it off by lightly sanding to create an extra smooth finish, waxing and then adding new anthropologie hardware. I don’t know if these will be the ones I keep on it when I sell it, but since she’s staying with me for now, that will be decided on later :).
You can see the before and during photos here.