Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mid-Century Magic

I worked on this piece (like so many other pieces I've found) expecting it to end up in my house. Unfortunately I think I'll have to pass it on to the highest bidder.

This is a gorgeous mid-century modern walnut dresser built by Johnson/Carper, which was a renowned builder of fine furniture from the 1930's to 1960's. It is built of solid walnut wood. The top had been replaced by a shabby laminate, which I replaced with a gorgeous piece of pine. I stained it to match the piece perfectly and put multiple coats of polyurethane on it for durability. The handles are original and totally amazing. This piece is REAL furniture, it's perfectly built and has dove-tail joints. This is no ikea dresser. (I'm not knocking ikea, I own half their catalogue, but I love the real deal!)

I love this dresser!! The photos don't do it justice.

Peace, Chels