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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

Accent Chairs ~ before and after

Take a boring old chair, whether it be in a dated orange stain or rickety old one, and give it new life with paint. A chair can be so multipurpose; at the front entry to sit and put shoes on with, by your bed to catch clothes, at a desk, outside your front door, as extra seating or mix and match set for a dining room. My personal favorite are vintage press back chairs because they are pretty but any shape and style can be reloved and made useful. Here are some I have reloved .. before and after and a link to how to if I had a blog post on them

Cottage paint in Teal

Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black

American Paint Company in Peacock

Fusion Mineral paint in Lichen

FAT paint in Bombshell

Fusion Mineral paint in Inglenook

big change with Cece Caldwell Hickory Stain

Old Fashioned Milk paint in Buttermilk

Country Chic paint in Vanilla Frosting

 this old beauty just needed a sand smooth and some hemp oil

other fun colors blue & green

and these in American Paint Co in Coral Reef, Home Turf, & Momma's Lipstick custom ordered for a photographer for her photo props