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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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small round dining table ~ SOLD~

this little table I picked up hoping it would help us when we were table-less but it was not quite what we needed so I will paint up and sell. I am planning to do it a dark black so it will fit more kitchen color schemes. There were many good suggestions of chili pepper red, lime green black and white.

today I put on two coats of steel grey chalk paint

but against that judgment I distressed lightly the table edge. I waxed the legs and put two coats of polycrylic for durability on the top.




but now I think I will age it to before selling
 and that is what I did today March 9th and really like it, above the last leg not done and below done
it adds dimension and old feel. I waxed the entire table and legs to seal it all. It is now ready for sale.

Comments

  1. I really like this! It's such a pretty table, such delicate, slender legs. You did a great job, I love the color and the aging technique you used too. Bravo!

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