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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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Fusion Mineral Paint Project #2 ~ wooden file cabinet




Originally I had another piece in mind to try Fusion Mineral casement paint on but when it came time I switched and chose this wooden file cabinet. Finished in the white would make it universal to any office or home space.

As per usual the wood piece got a good scrub down and the hardware removed. Shake the jar of paint, grab a good poly brush and start painting, this paint goes on lovely and is self leveling so brush strokes are minimal. It dries fast as well.
 Casement is a nice white but brighter then I thought so I did distress the edges to give the piece some dimension and after it dried well overnight, added dark wax. This popped the wood grain perfectly and toned the white to the perfect color I was looking for.

 left shows just plain paint and right with dark wax
 this picture shows it better done half and half ;)

 Although brass seems to be making a comeback, I chose to changed the hardware to an oil rubbed bronze. I think it too adds and overall aged look to this new replica wood file cabinet.

 time to put the hardware back on and buff the wax finish and bring in to get some photos



 just look how the dark wax enhances that wood grain and ages the casement white!
I am very pleased with the coverage, color and consistency of Fusion Mineral Paint and love how the project ended up looking just like I envisioned the "old" wooden file cabinet to become.


*Disclosure
I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains a sponsored link for Fusion Mineral Paint





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  1. My son did one of these using various colors to match a desk he made himself with my paints. Fusion works on everything!

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  2. awesome, I am loving this paint too ;)

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  3. awesome, I am loving this paint too ;)

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