Finished the wife's dresser

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    Found a water damaged Northern Furniture dresser at a yard sale, got it for $20. Solid maple construction with a maple laminate, most of the laminate was damaged or missing. The wife wanted a Mexican blanket look over the entire dresser but we compromised.

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    Nice job!
     
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    You did really good. The compromise was the right call in my opinion. And, leaving the natural wood on the sides and tops accents the blanket look all that much better.

    Dang................only 20 bucks and a couple of hours and some paint? Not bad dude. You could probably sell it as it looks now for 200 to 250.
     
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    It's a Northern Furniture, in primo shape they go for a couple of grand on average...........
     
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    NO SHIT!!!????!?!? When you said only 20 bucks, I was thinking that yeah, it was made of decent wood, but didn't know that it was that expensive.

    Is it old enough for you to take it to Antiques Roadshow?
     
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    If I had completely refinished it to original condition then yes. Northern Furniture was in business from 1901 to 1949 in Sheboygan Wisconsin. That's why I forced the compromise.
     
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    Nice creativity.

    I like the way colorful painted pastel stripes on the drawers contrast the light earth tones on the wood grain.

    It reminds me of my mother's art.
     
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    Looks good man! I am sure she is/will be happy!
     
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