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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

CeCe Caldwell hickory stain sign

As a bonus project done between coats drying on the dining table, I brushed CeCe Caldwell hickory stain over buttermilk colored milk paint on a pine board.
 I love the look of hand painted signs with a rustic flair so for this one I chose Home is WHERE the Heart is theme. HOME was painted in CeCe's vintage white.
 the board below the sign is hickory over raw pine, which is also the back of the home sign too
The whole thing got a good sanding followed by random dark waxing. The pink heart was hand painted then it too was sanded and 2 coats of clear wax covered all for a soft old looking finish.

I have received some of the product used in this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for CeCe Caldwells