Ever since moving into our new home at the end of last summer, I’ve been obsessively scouring craigslist to find furniture. One item I was looking for in particular was a curved front dresser for in my living room. Finally a few weeks ago one showed up, and I immediately went out to take a look at it. It needs a bit of work, but I ended up purchasing it and couldn’t be happier! Before I brought it home, I had thought about painting it a peacock blue with a silver leaf top, but now I’m not so sure. I’ve started sanding it down (as you can see on the top two drawers in this picture) and I might end up keeping a natural wood look. The problem is, the veneer on top is not in the best shape, and it’s chipped off in some places on the drawers. What to do, what to do…..Here is a little preview of it as it is now.
I found the mirror at TJ Maxx, as well as the lamp. The conch shell I brought back from my first time snorkeling in Mexico last fall, the green 7up bottle is from a bottling plant my husbands family used to own, the blue mason jar was from my grandmother, and the peonies (one of my favorite flowers) are from my garden. I love incorporating items into the design of my home that hold meaning!
I took a closeup of some of the damage so you can see what I’m up against. If you have any experience working with damaged veneer, PLEASE clue me in! You can leave your advice in the comment section below. Thanks for reading!