When I bought this piece, I honestly didn’t think too much of it. My parents went to pick up a few pieces from a seller on Craig’s List and they sent me a picture of this one that was for sale, but hadn’t been listed.
Sure. Throw it in the truck. I’ll do something with it.
This is what it looked like when I got it…
I really did hit the jackpot on this Craig’s List listing. A man had a bunch of furniture he was planning to refinish, but got partway into a few pieces, like this highboy, and realized it wasn’t for him. So, he sold them off at a good price. I love it when I can get five pieces from the same place! One stop shopping. That day, anyway.
I sanded down this piece and then painted it in two coats of MMSMP Boxwood (I’ve been into that color lately) without the Bonding Agent added. I was okay with some chipping, but I sanded so there wouldn’t be too much. I finished the piece with a light distressing to loosen the chipping paint and knock some paint off the edges. I finished it in Hemp Oil.
The thing that really brought this piece together, though, was the hardware. This was the exact kind of hardware I envisioned for this highboy, but I had to find it! I hit Etsy and eBay to test my luck. After a few searches, I found some options, but nothing I really loved and most of them were more than I had in mind to pay. I finally found these…just the right size, exactly what I pictured and they were $16 for a set of 10, including shipping. I couldn’t click the “buy button” fast enough.
I love how this one came together…
And, did you notice the cute child’s saddle? Maybe jockey saddle? Kriste and I thought it was so sweet that we had to get it.
The dresser, stool and saddle will all be for sale at the Lucketts Spring Market in Leesburg, VA. It’s open to those with tickets May 15, and to the general public May 16-17, 2015.