I remembered to take a "before" photo after I had already taken off his hardware. He is a great little vintage dresser: very lightweight, lots of storage, clean lines, and even a bit of manliness to him. He was a score for the five dollar price tag.
I know the background imagery isn't impressive. At the point of picture takin' here, Clyde was already getting ready for transport and it was a -take it now or never have it- moment.
After a priming, he received a paint job in a soft tan color found on the -orphan cans of paint- shelf at the local Lowe's. The paint only cost $2.00.
His hardware was replaced after painting. He was also distressed to bring his rugged manliness back out.
He had a great little detail on his legs. I am not sure what period he dates from. Early twentieth century, perhaps. We don't think he was a high-end dresser at the time of original purchase.
But there is something about Clyde that is attractive. I think it is his simplicity. Also, the original patina on the pulls is striking.
Later that same week, we also picked up a lady-friend for Clyde. She will be recorded in a future post.