I picked up this solid oak dresser at an auction a few weeks ago. I loved the shape and the fact that is was a true antique piece. Those are my favorites!
Here is the before
The drawers have loop and pin dovetails. This helps to date the piece to the late 1800's, these particular dovetails were only widely used for a short time in the late 1800's. I meant to take a pic before I painted but you can still see the distinctly shaped dovetails through the paint.
I sanded and primed the dresser. Then I painted with this wonderful candy pink oops paint I picked up a while back. There were quite a few knicks and other marks of character that I felt needed to be highlighted so I opted for a rustic finish. First, I sanded the edges and followed that with black glaze that I applied quite heavily. I love the look of this piece, it reminds me of one of those gorgeous old dresses with yellowed lace and pretty buttons.
I lined the drawers with black toile and added these pretty porcelain rose knobs from Hobby Lobby.