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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

Octagonal Coffee Table in Fusion Algonquin

 This gorgeous octagonal wood coffee table manufactured by Broyhill was reloved in Fusion Mineral Paint's Algonquin. This deep taupe is such a lovely neutral that will go with most any home color scheme.

Using my new Staalmeester oval brush I applied two coats for a perfect coverage.

My next plan was to wash the algonquin with Fusion's chocolate like I did on my recent rustic dresser .

However this did not go as planned. The top is a very large area being 3 feet by 3 feet and started to dry to quickly. I repainted the area above,

only to have it be streakier then I wanted. I really liked the majority of it but my perfectionist side did not like the more streaky area so on went another coat of algonquin.

The alternative to get the rich brown in the creases, nooks and crannies is wax. I applied a combination of Fusion ageing wax and Daddy Van's cafe noir to the carved legs and table base, perfect!

To give the top added interest like the former inset wood grain, I added a mandala stencil from The Stencil Warehouse using Fusion chocolate.
It is the same one used on this round coffee table.

The top was dark waxed with the above combination then sealed with 2 coats of Polyvine wax finish varnish in a clear dead flat finish for added durability on both table tops. . (Note: this is the only varnish I know that can go over wax) Here is Polyvine available on Amazon!

I have received product as a brand blog rep in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This post contains links for Fusion Mineral Paint, Daddy Vans & The Stencil Warehouse to help you find the items I used easily. There is no monetary compensation to me, they are just added for your convenience ;)

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