Here's what the pathetic dresser looked like when I got it off the curb.
And here's what it looked like at the end of last week after I removed the peeling veneer from the top and second drawer, and took out the last two drawers.
This past weekend I sanded the top and the second drawer with an electric sander, and today I removed the veneer from the first drawer and started painting the dresser with Behr Creamy White. Initially I wanted to keep the veneer on the first drawer because I didn't want to lose the little wood detail in the middle, but realized I was able to remove it and keep the detail intact! Hurrah!
After seeing the first coat of paint, which is also acting as primer, I can already tell I'm going to need at least 3 coats on the entire dresser. Considering I had to remove the veneer from the top and it was a little bumpy before I sanded it down, it looks better than I thought it would. And can I tell you that it was crazy hot in Houston today and I sweating like mad when I was working on this dresser in the garage? Ick. I took like 3 showers today.
And as promised awhile back, here are some ads from the New Zealand Herald from October 1895. I know, I know...they're awesome.
I LOVE the owl in the bacon trade ad. I'm thinking of framing it but am still mad at myself for accidentally tearing the company name off the top which was "MOREPORK." Best name ever! And I bet I can guess which ad Sue from Sullivan and Murphy likes best :).
Which one is your favorite???