This makeover comes with a lesson: No matter how bad a piece of wood furniture looks, it can be resurrected. Sure, it might take some repairing, replacing, and stripping, but it can be done. Most people might have balked, thinking the dresser was a hopeless cause as the finish was peeling, the wood was chipped, and parts were missing altogether (including the original hardware, a crossbar, and a side piece for one of the drawers).
But not Susan! She tackled them all--repairing, replacing, and stripping. She went with a two-tone effect with General Finishes gel stain in Java and GF's milk paint in Coastal Blue when it came time to finishing the piece. This is what it looks like now:
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Coastal Blue and Java Antique Chest Restoration [Saw Nail and Paint]