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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

Rustic Country Wedding Sign

A great family friend is getting married and they both are lovers of anything western. I decided to make them a family sign with rustic country as the theme.

I started with this fence board from a horse corral. It has chippy white paint making it the perfect neutral background.

I measured the length 29" and cut it in half, this made the length of the sign 14" by 11" high.

To give the cut ends an aged look I used this wire brush on them which cerused the wood to look old again

Flipped over I secured them together with 7" long pieces of lath brad nailed and glued vertically. A d ring hanging hook was also affixed to the back.

Now for the sign front; Usually I hand paint all my signs but I wanted to try Country Chic Paint's image transfer medium

I printed out my words in reverse

then applied the transfer medium with a foam brush onto them, placed them on the board, rubbed firmly with an old credit card and left to dry overnight.

Upon removal, the image transfer was an epic fail so resorted to my hand painting with a black oil paint marker.

When dry the entire front was sanded to give a worn old feel.

I sealed the entire sign with Homestead House's new stain and finishing oil all in one in white.

To add more color to the boards I dry brushed Homestead House Milk Paint in Confederate grey over the front.

And to age even further and give more dimension, I added Fusion Mineral Paint's black and ageing waxes to the edges

I hope they <3 the sign.

To see the rustic table peeking thru above, click HERE

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