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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

Sweet little accent table in MMS marzipan milk paint

I could not pass this sweet little table when I saw it, the inlaid top with the wavy edges and ornate legs begged to be reloved.

the top looked in ok shape from afar but up close (R) you can see the crazing sealer and chipping areas

I stripped the top with heavy duty furniture stripper wiping it on a cardboard pallet, which was previously used for my stencil paint pallet ;)

Once this dries I hauled it outside and sanded with my orbital sander and 80 grit paper till smooth.

then of course a quick wipe, this shows what the wood would look like once staining starts, pretty right?

I started the stain process with Homestead House's stain and finishing oil all in one in driftwood. Since I went with a creamy paint color now rather then shades of grey I went with cappuccino for the next 3 coats. Each coat once dry was lightly sanded to smooth to a buttery smooth finish.

For the base and top edges I chose Miss Mustard Seed milk paint in marzipan, a soft creamy color. I did not paint every crevice but did do two coats before a good sponge sanding to remove any chippy milk paint and smooth the painted surface.

I also did this sweet farmhouse shelf and a set of glass canisters in the marzipan as well.

To seal it I went with a clear wax then added more dimension with Fusion Mineral Paint ageing and espresso waxes. Layering these waxes  gives an authentic aged look. Once dry a nice buff and the table is done.


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