Marvelous Maude: A Fabulous Antique Dresser Makeover

I am really excited to be able to share this lovely dresser makeover with you all! My friend Megan and I picked up this amazing piece after we received it from a woman claiming it used to be her grandmothers. She was happy to see it off into good hands and asked that we be sure to send her the after shots when it is all done. Well, I hope Robin is happy to see how lovely she is after her makeover! She is affectionately named Marvelous Maude and I think you’ll understand why. Here is Maude before her makeover:
She is already a beauty…can you imagine she gets better?
Well, you don’t have to imagine…check her out after her transformation:
Meet Marvelous Maude!
She is spectacular!

Her top was sanded and stained dark and then waxed with
Annie Sloan’s dark wax.  Looks like a rich dark
chocolate color to me!

Her legs are stunning with all the ornate detail…she was also
lightly distressed so you can see all her nooks and crannies.

I love her original hardware…its quite unique. 
The pulls look a bit like spiders to me!

What a stunning beauty she is!  I am more than
pleased with how she came out!
Thanks for swinging by…have
a blessed week!

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  1. What a wonderful piece! Love the contrast of the dark stained top against the gorgeous white bottom. Lovely!!

  2. That is gorgeous – and I love the dark top and white bottom. It inspires me to paint my dining room table legs white ;)

    Visiting from Coastal Charm~
    Rhonda @ home.made.

  3. Wow stunning piece of furniture. Love the dark top it just pops!

  4. Beautiful piece, and I love the hardware too!

  5. MM is just gorgeous! I know you made the original owner’s granddaughter proud.

  6. Maude is beautiful, great makeover!

  7. this one is a classic beauty with that dark top and beautiful body!

  8. this one is a classic beauty with that dark top and beautiful body!

  9. I love your finished piece and featured it in a recent blog post. Beautiful work!


  10. This dresser is sooo pretty now! I love the contrast with the dark top!

  11. BEAUTIFUL piece…such stunning detail, accented well with the dark wax…expertly refinished! What a KEEPER!

    Deborah (visiting happily from…hope you’ll stop by and say hi too…) ? ?

  12. Great name and she has stupendous legs! Just terrific :)

  13. Great name and she has stupendous legs! Just terrific :)

  14. Turned out beautiful. That wax does amazing things! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  15. This piece is so fabulous. I love it!!!


  16. Very pretty piece, my husband has done something similar but I like this even better. Love your blog!

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