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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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painting stools

Ok .. now opinions on what color to paint our simple stools we will use for many things including stools, drink holders, step ladder etc.
here is a shot of one, we have 3
I was thinking of doing the bottom a similar whitish color and the top dark

but also wondered about a hint of color making them turquoise., or glossy black here are some sample ideas



this home left them the same color


or something like this, please leave your vote below!

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  1. OK so far I have
    Mom K says color
    Kaylin & Mom W says glossy black
    Sharon & Lori says cream/dark top
    Coreena says any..LOL

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