Get ready to see a few pieces in this finish because it is SO much fun to do. I was reading about the trends that have come up the past few years that are expected to continue to grow and stay relevant and this aged oak look is classic, timeless and very high end.
I wanted to achieve the limed/aged oak finish and began searching for some authentic oak antiques and this sweet 3-drawer dresser on casters came my way. This is a multi-step process to achieve the Restoration Hardware style, but comes out beautiful, smooth and durable with a buffed wax finish that shows the grain of the wood while overall being firmly in the warm gray family and keeping just a bit of the rustic aged detail of the wood. This is a solid antique piece with dovetailed drawers.
The original hardware wasn’t suited to this style, nor was it in good shape, so I completed the piece with new pewter-style cup pulls. Stunning!
I have 2 more pieces lined up to do in this as well – a coffee table and a large sideboard. If you have old oak furniture with a orange or golden finish that isn’t suiting you, bring them our way and I can transform them!
40.5″L x 18″D x 33.5″H