Friday, January 25, 2013

The Tin Man

I snagged this dresser at a great sale this past week at St. Vincent De Paul in Seattle. My mother in law went for me as I was in Pullman. She was a trooper, putting up with the crazy thrift store crowd! The original dresser was oak, and though it was beautiful, it had it's flaws and unfortunately I could not fix them with stain or oil. I love how oak looks deeply shabby chic-ed, though. the grain still comes out when you sand it.

The best part of the dresser is the rivets I later added down the front and on the top, and the hammered tin. I hammered every ding in that, thank you very much! Took me forever and I had to stuff my ears with cotton. I'm very pleased with the outcome!!

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