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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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Country Chic post #6 ~ Aurora & walnut table




I loved the look of aurora on the Country Chic paint color page but I loved it even more when I chose to use it on the base of a vintage solid wood table I had stripped and sanded. I stained the top walnut and the base needed a color that was "vintage" like but fun and aurora was perfect. The color is a deep teal which goes well with the refinished wood tones. I am dying to try it on a larger piece in the future.

A quick recap of the table relove starts with the table top sanded down to the natural wood to eliminate the engraved scribbles and words and other unsightly marks. It then got a good scrubbing with soap and water and a scrub brush, rinsed and left to dry well.


 I stained the top in Minwax walnut stain
then time to paint aurora on the base, one coat was all it took to cover, the edges got a light distressing as I like to keep vintage pieces looking and feeling their age and it also is helpful for future wear all looking the part, another in keeping with age step was using Danish oil to seal the stain and while I was at it, I gave a quick wipe over the body color which added a nice finish to the aurora.


 Here it is all finished, what a sweet entry way table, perfect catch all for keys, great spot for a bouquet of flowers or a family photo gallery with pretty frames


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As a Country Chic paint rep, they provide me with products to showcase and share my projects and opinions using them.

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  1. The Aurora complements the walnut stain beautifully!! This came out great.

    I'd love it if you shared this at my weekly link party!
    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-006/

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  2. thank you for the compliments and invite, I have linked up ;)

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    1. Thanks for sharing this on our weekly link up! Our next party starts tomorrow at 6 so stop on by and share anything else you are working on! : )

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