Truth.... isn't it strange?

" Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities . Truth isn't "

Mark Twain

Saturday, January 14, 2012

" After " pics of dresser set

this is what happened after a year of looking at this set. I wanted to accent the bakelite knobs . The whole set just reminded me of a storybook.

not too visible in the photo but I added some glitter to the paint on some of the trim colors for fun.

I used oil based paint on the foundation of the pieces with a satin finish. The decorative colors are all done in artist acrylics with a polyurethane finish for protection. 

the mirror is very old and original with some of the black flaws but still in very good condition . I'm thinking the whole set is from the 30's if not the 20's and was made in Britain . Still has a label . Some of the drawers have birds eye maple in the bottoms. 

damaged surface on this old english dresser. 

before of the vanity and dresser. small pieces of bakelite in the middle of the handles are hardly visible with the wood tone