February 23, 2012

Urn-sela Dresser

A few weeks ago my grandma called me and said I seen a dresser that needs some work but I really think it would be beautiful once it was fixed up and painted.  So she left it and went home.  When I got home from work she wouldn't stop talking about it.  So off her and I went to the thrift store.  We talked and decided to wait.  We literally  walked about 10 steps and slapped each other because we almost passed it up.  The "furniture guy" likes us so much he gave us a little bit of a deal!  This dresser had veneer missing and the thin wood detail between the drawers was missing. 
We have been searching online to find out information on this dresser with no luck.  All it shows on the piece is MAH-343 1940.   

This is were Urn-sela got her name.   We had this beautiful urn wood inlay covered with white paint and decided to sand it to show this off and I am so happy we did this. Have you ever seen a piece of furniture like this?
My business partner aka grandma is a perfectionist. She took the bottom piece and attached it to the top drawers and filled it in.  Looks so good you can't tell it was repaired.  A major perfectionist is always good to have on your side.  

From what we can tell all the hardware is original.  

Look at all those details! 

 Here she is all fixed up and beautiful.  

We are so happy we didn't pass this one up.  I am sure she would have been gone very quickly and hopefully she is out the market door quick too and on to her new home!  


  1. Urn-sela is breathtaking! Wow! Good eyes there grandma!

    Thanks for sharing with us :D

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party tonight,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

  2. How cool is that inlay?! And i absolutely LOVE that your grandma helps you! Nice redo!

  3. Love that you sanded down the inlay....gives this piece character. I agree w/ Allison very cool you and G'ma are working together!

  4. Love, love the curviness of the dresser & the original hardware. Great piece & great makeover!

  5. What a gorgeous piece of furniture - I love that inlay. Great makeover and glad you kept the original hardware !

  6. Love her! Just beautiful! Please stop over to my blog home and link this up to my Inspired Creations party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  7. I know exactly where to put this beauty in my house...do you deliver? LOL This project would be perfect for our new linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)