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The Finished Credenza

Now that the roadside find dresser will offically be living in our family room, I have decided to call it a credenza. That sounds a lot fancier huh? Please indulge me as I go back to the beginning of this piece. I found this beauty by the side of the road on the way home from work. It took some smooth talking to my Hubby to get him to take the truck and pick it up. He went for the piece then came home only with the drawers because he couldn’t lift the beast up into the truck. I had to go back with him and we almost died getting it loaded. It is 6 1/2 feet long and weighs about the same amount as a baby elephant.


It even had some cool wooden hardware…although a few of them were chewed on by a dog at some point in the history of this piece.
A lot of sanding, priming and prep work was needed to get it ready for paint.


I chose to paint the top Behr Revival Mahogany and the base Behr Innocence. I used Behr Glazing medium to mix my own glaze from the Revival Mahogany to go over the base. It looks almost tobacco stained. I chose to glaze the top and the wooden handles with a black glaze. A little distressing and I waxed it all with finishing wax. I love the look, but this was a big piece to glaze.

She really is ready for her close-up. The piece adds a lot to the large empty wall opposite the fireplace. I love it and hope you do too.

roadside credenza

credenza from the stairway

inside of credenza

close up of glazed top

Credenza close up of drawers

regency credenza

The Honeysuckle Bus Stop

26 thoughts on “The Finished Credenza”

    1. Thank you, Susan. I think I get a hard time because my husband ends up being the one to lift, tote, and fix my treasures. I suspect he would prefer playing golf or fishing! He does always like it when finished though.

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  2. You did such a great job! It’s hard to believe how awful it looked before you started. Your husband did great too!

  3. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)

  4. This turned out absolutely beautiful! I love the wood-colored top and light-colored body.

    1. I am not going to lie, a big piece takes a lot of work but it is very rewarding. Tackle something smaller like a side table and you will be hooked! Thank you for the kind words.

  5. It’s lovely, I also love the way you place the mirror and glass pieces on top. Great job!

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