Navy Blue American Martinsville Dresser

Hi — it has been a REALLY long time since I added a post.  I have been actively working on furniture for the last 8 months, just wasn’t into blogging about it.  A lot as changed in my world and we are expecting our second child in the end of May.  While, this hasn’t stopped by work on furniture, for some reason it made me very uninterested in keeping up with these posts.  So, I figured I would give in and write a quick “Before” and “After” on this great piece.

So, these aren’t the best “Before” pictures, but they show the original wood.  It was beautiful, but damaged and definitely needed a paint job.  I love the hardware on this piece as well and knew it was going to be amazing when I finished.  It was definitely the reason I bought the piece in the first place.

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After my normal prep work of sanding, filling in any flaws or dings, sanding again, and then wiping down with TSP, I taped off the piece and added a layer of primer.  I made a few more touch ups with the wood-fill and sanded one last time.  Now it was time for the paint.

I used my favorite navy blue color, Naval by Sherwin Williams, and it turned out wonderful.  I love the clean lines!

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The hardware turned out like perfection once I polished it up with Bar Keeper’s Friend and some steel wool.  Please check out my refinished pieces to see if this piece is still available.