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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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Old Fashioned milk paint vanity, mirror and stool


I loved the color combination of Old Fashioned Milk Paint light cream and snow white milk paint I used on this quilt rack so much I made it again for this sweet vanity, mirror and stool set, But this time I came up with a recipe and made it creamier. 3:1 Light cream: snow white


here are the original pieces


the vanity stool was in pieces, the dowels broken off in the sides required drilling out and all new ones to glue it all back together


Once the pieces were all repaired, scrubbed well and dry it was time to start painting with the Old Fashioned Milk Paint creamy white milk paint. Two coats went on all the pieces followed by distressing. To add depth and character I chose Daddy Van's new dark was in Café noir. I love this color as it truly is a dark drown.



and it adds excellent aging details to the milk paint


on the mirror I wet distressed the raised detailing to reveal the original gold











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  1. Lee Ann this turned out beautifully! I have one almost the same and I love it in the white milk paint. You did a gorgeous job. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project party this week <3

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  2. Your fabulous dresser will be feature at http://www.fabifabu.com/2017/04/16/inspiration-galore-project-party-31. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Farmhouse Friday link party! Shared and pinned! :)

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