Monday, July 26, 2010

Progress pic for the HOM Chippendale 3 drawer chest

Well I've gotten the first coat of stain on the Chippendale chest.  The instructions said to use a mahogany or cherry stain so I decided to go with Minwax Red Mahogany.  I like the color so far, but I think it will look better after another coat of stain.  The instructions also said "For authenticity, when finishing drawers, finish only the drawer fronts."  I'm not sure that I like the way the drawers look with only the fronts stained.  Also I wasn't sure if I was supposed to stain the inside of the chest either.  I would like for it to look like the original, but then again I guess I can just do it the way I want it.  I can't wait to see how it looks with the hardware attached!

Have a happy Monday!


Kim said...

It looks fabulous Jessie ♥

otterine said...

It looks great so far! I just put one of these together for my Newport, but my house is more contemporary. I love these kits! :D