Request for Proposal – WWYD?
Posted January 29, 2010on:
WWYD = What Would You Do?
This Cherry wood dresser was part of my childhood bedroom furniture set. It came out of my Grandmother’s attic when I old enough to have my own room. It’s from the 1930’s or 40’s and it wonderfully made – dovetail drawer joints – and it has seen me through many moves, many different apartments.
I stripped off the old beat up varnish from the whole set during early high school years, but I never put stain or polyurethane back on it after it was stripped. I liked the natural wood back back then, but it’s not doing anything for me now.
I thought an easy update would be new hardware to replace the old wooden knobs, remove the little bumpy decorative details from the corners, then I would paint it. But something funny always happens when I take a picture of something, as I did this morning for this post. I see things completely differently than I do in ‘real life.’
The knobs will go for new hardware but my question is: What would you do? Paint it or stain and varnish it?
Check these wondrous painted creations… first up a WONDERFUL and stylish Norwegian/English blog you may not know about B-Living (Beautiful Living).
Or this little number from the fabulous Jamie at I Suwannee blog fame (second image after Rowdy #2 & Pizza):
So I need your opinions PLEASE! Stain and a finish or a fun paint treatment?