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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

jumbo chalk board

A good customer of mine gifted me this large wood window frame sans glass (29X40). I knew it would make the prefect rustic chalkboard.

After a good scrub to get rid of years of dirt and grime accumulated during storage,  I went with Old Fashioned Milk Paint in oyster white painting all sides in two coats.

I dry brushed on a dark grey, a light grey and taupe then power sanded all sides well to smooth any raised wood, paint and rough spots.

To seal the milk paint I rubbed on Daddy Vans lavender scented clear wax, dry brushed some more OFMP in oyster white then sealed everything with Daddy Vans clear wax again topped with cafe noir, a gorgeous dark wax.

To create the chalkboard center, I cut a piece of hardboard to fit, painted it in 3 coats of Rustoleum black chalkboard paint, sanding between coats.

I have received product in exchange for this post, there is no monetary compensation received from the sponsored links. Huge thanks to my great sponsors for this project Old Fashioned Milk Paint & Daddy Vans

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