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Curvy French 9 Drawer Dresser

How about French Provincial dresser in shades of grey? I would love to hear your comments below. I purchased this giant dresser sight unseen and when it arrived it was in rough shape. Subscribe to this  Blog   ~    Follow me on  Instagram   Follow me on  Pinterest  ~ Follow me on  Facebook Follow me on   Hometalk   ~  Visit  my  Etsy Store Email me The top had deep scratches and dings, the back was missing, drawers misaligned, chipped veneer and oh so dirty but the solid wood construction and pretty style would make all the work worth it. See the completed antique coffee table tutorial peeking in upper left corner. Close up shows the dings and scratches but also the original finish crazed,  I stripped the top with a chemical paint stripper as step #1. Areas needing wood filler were addressed and filled (see above right) Then is was time to power sand it smooth. (left is sanded and the right side is not) All sanded and super smooth, look at the lovely grain. The curvy edges were then s

Sea Glass to Patina to Old World Finish


Did you see my "faux cement" vases recently shared? I did these 3 vases in another painted textured finish. Let me share how.

From my huge stash of clear vases I scrubbed up 3 for this project. Warm soapy water, a bit of Dixie Belle white lightening cleanercleaned well, rinsed and left to dry.

My original plan was to attempt a sea glass finish using Saltwash, water and paint.

Dixie Belle Sea Spray is a similar texture product but I do not have it yet.

The paint color I chose was Dixie Belle Paint in pure ocean. 

Action video of mixing and application.

Here is the spray results.. not what I thought it would be.

I applied another sprayed coat and tried drying it with my Wagner Furno 500 heat gun to see results.

Still not the look I wanted.

I applied a 3rd coat but it was not the color nor the finish I wanted and parts pulled off when blotting with the plastic to create texture. Time to go with another plan. The color made me think patina spray and copper patina paint may help. But first I wanted to add some age to them so lightly using a Dixie Belle chip brush brushed coffee bean and mermaid tail over the pure ocean.

Then it was patina time. I randomly brushed the copper patina paint randomly all over in two coats. After the second coat while paint is still wet, you spray with the patina spray, this is the green. Here is a video applying the patina paint and spray.

Here they are dried. Again NOT what I was wanting for the back two vases. I had hoped the copper would run but it basically stays where put FYI.

Luckily they are easily repainted. Dixie Belle Paint in coffee bean and mermaid tail were over a touch up coat of the saltwash mix (I was using it on the 2 little vases to the left). Then the DB copper paint was dry brushed on and lightly sprayed.

Wanting to add some more green I used left over mermaid tail and clear wax mixed from the kids table set I did. It was all going great until this piece chipped off. I am thinking it must have been an area of the vase that had a wee bit of something not scrubbed off or a a bit to thick of paint that lifted.

Luckily I had lots of the paints left to touch up in the order used.

On the mason jar I sealed it with Dixie Belle clear coat in flat finish. I applied it with a damp Dixie Belle applicator sponge. All vases were done in this manner for 2 protective coats.

And as the final step, Dixie Belle's new gilding wax in copper was applied. Here is a video applying the new copper wax.

I LOVE the 3rd attempt which created an old world finish and I love how all 3 have the same products but look so different. Which is your favorite?

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