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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

Jewelry Box Makeover in Fusion Raw Silk, aging wax and bronze metallic

The most popular product on my Creative Moments Etsy Store before Christmas was jewelry boxes. I scored a few more when I was in the city to restock my supply. This one looked like it could use a good relove. 

it is pretty boring but has a nice shape and good storage

I ordered new feet from another Etsy store to give it some height and charm. They were a antiqued bronze look so to update the shiny gold original knobs I used Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint. This gave a nice cohesive look.

Each foot is affixed with 3 uber tiny screws

Then it was on to the top of the box. I love this Fusion stencil and have used it previously on another jewel box and this sweet nightstand. It along with Fusion's pearl embossing paste create the perfect detailing for this beauty.

I use an off set pallet knife to apply a smooth coat of embossing paste then lift and tadaa. Leave this now to dry overnight and sand it smooth if any areas need it.

Now to add some color, I chose Fusion Mineral Paint raw silk for the paint color. I love raw silk. it is such a pretty warm white color.

Two coats with the Staalmeester sash brush then a little sponge sand distressing once dry and time to add some aging and dimension. I tried Fusion's new antiquing wax color and LOVE it, it is the perfect shade between Fusion's espresso and black. I like to work it in the crevices and edges. Ad to add just a bit of pop, Fusion's metallic paint in bronze was added to the raised stencil and edges too for a bit of sparkle.

This makeover took the plain jane to classic Queen status, agreed?


Please note that although this post is Fusion Mineral paint sponsored, all opinions are my own. No monetary compensation has been received.

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