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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

Strip, Stain and Fusion coffee table

I have an affection for solid wood pieces from the past. I find they exude character and are built to last forever. Most times though the finish does not hold up thru the years of use. Take this gorgeous Queen Anne French provincial coffee table. It is solid thick wood but has a crazed shellac finish with water damage.. lets give it some love.

 Sanding was not going to work, even stripper took 2 + coats to remove the thick top

then power sanding from 80 - 120 grit sand paper to get a smooth bare wood ready to stain

A coat of wood conditioner followed by a coat of General Finishes antique walnut gel stain (shown on right side of above left picture) then wiped off to leave a beautiful rich color (above right) Once it dried well for over 72 hours I added 4 coats of General Finishes high performance top coat in flat finish for a beautiful durable finish that enhances the gorgeous grain.

For the base I chose Fusion Mineral paint in limestone, a neutral warm white perfect to match any décor color

Between and after the second coat I wet distressed the edges. I find this the easiest method to distress Fusion Mineral paint.

To enhance the details give the table additional character, I added dark wax to the warm white using Fusion Mineral paint dark wax in espresso.

Once all was dry, a soft buff and the table has been given new life..

This beauty is currently for sale, more details can be found on my Facebook page link to the right sidebar... if you are near Calgary Alberta Canada and would like to have this gorgeous girl in your home!

Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint & General Finishes sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received. The links are for your convenience to learn more about these great products.

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  1. A perfectly classy makeover for a classic styled table, wonderful refinishing job and Thanks for sharing at Fridays Furniture Fix!

  2. What a beautiful makeover. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this look. Classic, timeless and simply gorgeous!


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