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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

crafty repurposed Christmas gifts

There are many things I love about essential oils, coconut oil and its multitude of uses and anything glass. I am also all about repurposing and recycling. My daughters give me beautiful candles from Bath & Body works but when they are all used up, I cannot bear to throw them away. They came in very handy when I decided to whip up some sugar scrub for the holidays.

The glass candle jars come perfectly clean, just peel off labels, soak ones that are stickier and remove any remaining glue with an orange cleaner like Nature's ultimate (formerly known as TKO).

Pinterest holds unlimited recipes but I just went simple choosing plain white sugar filling any jar about 2/3rd full then add melted coconut oil mixing with a knife as you pour. I added  Saje lavender and lemon essential oils and mixed in but the choices are endless and basically to ones personal taste or should I say smell ;)

There you have it, add the lid, a pretty label or bow and give as a lovely gift. Be sure to make one for yourself too!