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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

Vintage Window milk painted

Isn't this a neat sized vintage window? It even has the glass intact

Like most, they are stored in some old building collecting dirt and grime but a good scrub with TSP, soap and water get them clean again.

All dry and ready for paint, I chose milk paint as raw wood is perfect sub straight to use on and it is fitting for the era.

In honor of upcoming spring I went with Homestead House Milk Paint in upper Canada green.

I also used it on this antique table too

I applied 2 coats on the "front" side, sanded it smooth and added Homestead House espresso furniture wax to age it further

On the back side I did the same thing with Homestead House Milk Paint in Quaker blue

This gives the piece flexibility. I love these windows for dry erase boards, as shown above, photo frames or just pretty home decor additions. Watch how easy  using as dry erase is below.

As a Homestead House Paint Co. brand blogger, I have received product in exchange for this post, but ALL the opinions are entirely MY own.  This posted links for Homestead House Paint Co. are for your information convenience.

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