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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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Miss Mustard Seed milk paint ~ Eulalie's Sky dresser




Milk paint and antiques go hand in hand in my opinion, I just so happen to have a great antique dresser and a new Miss Mustard Seed milk paint color I am dying to try, Eulalie's Sky.


I love a paint and stain combo so first step was to sand down the top and all drawer fronts to bare wood then scrubbed well. Scrubbing well is a HUGE step to success when refinishing.



I went with thinner coats but you can see the coverage between 1 and two here, I chose to put 4 thinner coats in total on the base


the bare wood was consitioned and stained in 2 colors ending with a dark walnut

 
this was my first time using Miss Mustard Seeds hemp oil and I have to say I loved how easily it went on and the depth it adds to the stain and the wood.. both photos show the oil on the left side. I waited 30 minutes and wiped off then repeated in two hours as per bottle instructions

I scrubbed and polished the original hardware and added two new ceramic knobs to the top drawers and once all was dry, reassembled and this is the end result





*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 Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint

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  1. The dresser looks great! Have an awesome week :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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