With all of the painted wood furniture today, sometimes it’s nice to see an old piece of wood furniture restored to it’s former beauty with no paint in sight. And that’s exactly what Tarah from Grandma’s House DIY did with this old oak dresser that she found at her grandmother’s house.
This dresser was at her grandmother’s house for as long as Tarah can remember, and other family members believe that it may have even been in the house when her grandparents moved into the house in the 50’s. And then at some point, the dresser was moved to a screen-in porch where it had to endure the harsh Minnesota weather.
Unfortunatly, Tarah got a bit too anxious to start refinishing this dresser, and forgot to take a picture before she started working on it. But you can imagine that after sitting out on a screened-in porch in the Minnesota weather, the dresser was in really bad shape. It was so filthy and covered in dirt that Tarah literally hosed it down first. Under the dirt, she found that the dresser had been painted. And after stripping some of the paint, she found the beautiful solid oak.
Tarah considers this her very best before and after of the items that she has saved from her grandparents’ farm house, and I can see why! This is a treasure. It’s amazing that this gorgeous solid oak dresser was hidden for so many years beneath layers of paint and dirt and left on a screened-in porch.