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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

Farmhouse Inspired Green Milk Painted Jewelry Box

A recent trip to the thrift store had me bringing these home, I did the pepper grinder in a modern black and the 2 jewelry boxes in the same color but different finish. (see the small trunk finished in dark wax here)

I  chose Homestead House Milk Paint in Laurentien for this jewelry box too, I used it recently on these farmhouse stools too.

Two coats were applied and let dry then sponge sanded to distress (above right). Milk paint usually distresses easily and looks very authentic. To seal the milk paint, I applied Fusion Mineral Paint clear wax then  I applied Fusion Mineral Paint ageing wax to age it further to the perfect farmhouse style look.

same paint color, one clear waxed first

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