Refinishing Suggestions for 1950s Dressers?

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Q: In cleaning out my husband's grandfather's cottage, I happened upon these solid wood, 1950s pieces of bedroom furniture — a dresser and two matching nightstands. They're a little worse for wear and definitely need to be refinished. I'd love to do these pieces proper justice, so I'm (of course) turning to Apartment Therapy to guide me in the right direction before I make any decisions. Any suggestions for new finishes?

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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