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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 pebble & soapstone round accent table


 There is a earth element color line in Fusion Mineral paint's Michael Penny collection; pebble and soap stone. I chose these 2 colors to relove a French provincial round accent table.


This wood table had a fairly smooth surface so just to be sure my paint would adhere well I lightly sanded over the surfaces. A good scrub made sure all sanding particles and any past "dirt" was removed again giving a great surface to apply paint over.

I started with the inside. The original mesh was sprayed flat black.


 Soapstone covered all the walls and floor to not only add contrast but to give a fresh new coat for future storage.


  I then put two coats of Fusion Mineral paint  pebble over the outside.



Once fully dry overnight I added a soapstone wash over the pebble. To do this I mixed it about 50/50 with water, brushed over the pebble and wiped back with a damp rag. This was perfect to catch in the detailed nooks and crannies and give added definition and dimension to the curvy piece.


A light sanding with a sanding pad distressed the edges a bit as well. And to give the top and inside floor additional protection I applied two coats of Fusion's tough coat.

To finish the piece, I sprayed the hardware the same flat black as the mesh.


perfect as a nightstand



or accent table







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Comments

  1. I love how the wash accentuates the detail on this piece, a wonderful revamp! Thanks so much for sharing your project at Fridays Furniture Fix!

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  2. Looks lovely! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandmas House We Go Link Party.

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  3. This turned out beautifully! I love the colours you chose for the style of the table <3 Thanks for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project party! Hugs, Lisa

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