The Valentine Dresser

By Bethany Youssef, Owner at Madeline Jean Antiques & Restoration, LLC in Hampton Falls, NH.

I revitalized this antique dresser made by Morris, Murch & Blake Furniture of Boston. I call this the Valentine Dresser. This antique beauty dates back to approximately 1900-1910 and sits on four caster wooden wheels.  I sanded the top, stained it a dark Java color and applied two coats of satin poly for protection.  The rest of the dresser was painted a rich red color. Part of the dresser has a black antique glaze applied to it to add depth and allow the bold red drawers to pop against the glazed areas.  When you pull out each drawer you can see that I've stenciled arrows on each side of the drawers. These arrows match the gold arrow handles perfectly.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesLady in Red

Products Used

  • Classic Red by Valspar
  • Java Gel Stain by General Finishes
  • Gel Topcoat Satin Finish by General Finishes
  • Pitch Black Glaze by General Finishes
  • Arrow Handles by Hobby Lobby
  • Arrow Stencil by Hobby Lobby

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