Restoration Hardware Inspired Natural Oak Dresser

By Jilian, Owner at ReFind Design by Coco Clare in Algonquin, IL.

This large Drexel Heritage oak dresser belonged to my grandparents. And as much as I don’t get sentimental about pieces of furniture (since I have to let so many go), this one was really special to me. I wanted to highlight the beautiful wood while moving it out of the 70’s and into a more current look. With some inspiration from RH and using General Finishes Water-Based Stains, we update the piece with a beautiful natural oak custom finish. Adding new turned legs and vintage inspired hardware complete this incredible transformation.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesWater Based Stains

Color Recipe

  • 50:50 mix of Antique Oak and Golden Oak on the legs only

Products Used

  • General Finishes Antique Oak
  • General Finishes Golden Oak
  • General Finishes High Performance Flat (top only)
  • Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax (body)

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