this is the before photo
hello! my dearest gave me this beautiful 1910s dentist cabinet for our anniversary. i have always wanted a cabinet with many small drawers to put my chunky jewelry and lady bits in. this one asked for a little help and i was up for the job. i have been meaning to practice up on my wood work especially after visiting arieles's blog. she really gets a girl inspired to pick up a saw and get it done!
my hope is to still find a creative way to finish the top as it has gotten pretty banged up over the years. but here's what i have so far.
the piece was stained, then painted green and then painted this fleshy color. someone even painted the copper handles! the project involved a lot of paint remover and sanding.
this photo is the closest to the actual color. i chose to embrace the imperfection and not to try to over stain or hide the damage. i also decided not to over police the copper handles. i like how a little patina looks. after all, this piece is 100 years old and we are proud of that! side not- they even painted over that adorable copper lock!