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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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Up-cycled TV Tray Holder



I was not sure what to do with this TV tray holder when it came into my possession but seeing it was solid wood I knew it could be reused for parts at the very least. When I saw Larissa from Prodigal Pieces up-cycle 2 and I have an upcoming market, the light bulb went off.


So to add a fun color, I used Krylon spray paint in chalky finish color tidal blue.
Apply multiple light coats on all sides then seal with the Krylon's chalky finish clear coat spray.


I wanted to add a removable chalkboard on mine to test first before permanently attaching.

I had a piece of hardboard backing that will work so sprayed it with Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint Black. This was much easier then the roll on kind and time will tell if it is as durable.


Seeing the back of the chalkboard would be visible, I painted it in Krylon citrus green for a fun punch of color.


After allowing the chalkboard paint a few days to dry and cure, it was time to try it out. I typed out my wording and set the fonts then free handed it onto the board.


This is going to be perfect for my upcoming market as a welcome sign




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