This Dixie Faux Bamboo dresser was a custom refinish job. The client bought it online from Chairish and had it delivered to me.
A week after the expected delivery date, I contacted the client asking the status of the dresser. Ummm….she thought I had it…umm I thought it was still on the road, Chairish said it was delivered to me, and neither one of us knew where it went!! A 70″ dresser is not an Amazon package that I could forget at the door. Normally delivery people call to schedule delivery for such large item.
I was in total panic. Did I lose a client owned 70″ dresser somewhere? Was it delivered and I accepted in my sleep deprived zombie state? Nope, I even went and looked in my 1000 sq ft warehouse. It wasn’t there. So several phone calls later client found out that it was delivered to St. Louis Restoration. Turns out, when she was initially shopping around to find a local refinisher, she had planned to go with St. Louis Restoration. She then changed her mind, I guess, and decided to hire me instead. She updated the delivery address with Chairish, but they never communicated that to the delivery people. So that’s how a 70″ dresser got lost.
Client had decided that I was the one going to do the refinish. So that meant the dresser needed to come to me. Brett, the owner, wasn’t thrilled to lose business to this “unknown new competition” and that’s totally understandable. He personally came to deliver the dresser and to check me out 🙂
It was slightly awkward, but Brett was super gracious. We were actually talking for a little bit about the business. I have contracted out some repair work to him since then, so it’s all good. At least at my end. Brett had a little crush on an Indian girl in his class back in his high school days, so he wasn’t too upset about losing the business to me once we met in person. Hehe!
Anyway! So that’s the story behind it.
Here’s the before –
Yes, just another vintage dresser. Nothing exciting happening here.
Here’s the after.
It is done Ben Moore’s White Dove. I used to think White Dove is an overhyped designer/blogger color, but I think it is the most perfect warm white to ever exist. Well, that’s an exaggeration but you get the idea. White Dove has a tiny bit of yellow and a drop of black in it. It warmifies and grayifies the color just a little so that it’s not a stark white.
I sprayed the handles with my fav gold paint – Krylon Short Cuts.
That’s also the best refection shot I got.
I am racing like a turtle to catch up my blogging with my painting…. 🙂