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Antique Dresser with layers of color and texture

I scored this antique dresser from an estate sale for an elderly German lady. She used it to store linens.
I think it saw allot more use before that duty though ;)

The top drawer for sure had wore a deep groove in the runner rail, I refilled with wood filler and sanded smooth once dry After repairs my first task is a deep clean especially on these old pieces. It was hand scrubbed with warm water, soap and some TSP and hosed till water runs clear then left overnight to dry.

Seeing it had lots of wear I choose a finish that would be in keeping with the age yet work with the years of service. Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black was mixed with their fresco for a textured paint and it was applied by brush in a random pattern all over the drawers and body.

Next layer once dry was Fusion Mineral Paint's little lamb and fresco

and again randomly applied by brush


I wish I knew the code for this dresser stamped on the back
Fusion Mineral Paint lamp white then went all over and left to dry
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Country Chic Blog Squad # 5 post - tropical chair love

I can't tell you how much I enjoy Country Chic's tropical cocktail color. It is such a fun refreshing relaxing color. I had to just have a piece for MY home done in it.
In steps an antique chair that has seen allot of wear in its years, the veneer seat was down to its last layer and 1/8th ;)

 a good scrub and soak
 and it was time to pry off the remaining veneer

 and then glue and clamp the remaining layer
 then let dry well and sand
 such lovely details in the back and spindles

 on goes tropical cocktail in two coats

 and to bring out the great details I gave it a white glaze treatment
 when all was dry it received 2 coats of outdoor varathane as it will be sitting on my front entry deck
but first I staged it with a couple other pieces I did in the same fantastic color, an adorable dresser and sweet wagon shelf






finally in its new home ready to greet and seat all those who stop by

stop by Country Chic to see their extensive products and amazing colors

*Disclosure I have received products in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely my own.  This post contains sponsored links for Country Chic Paint