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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Painting a Dresser Twice

When I get pressed for time, the last thing I need to do is paint an item twice.

Well that is exactly what I did.

Painting frenzy 005

Here’s the dresser I snagged.  It’s very dated, so I decided to go with Annie Sloan Florence.

Painting frenzy 007

It is pretty bright and a bit ‘70’s looking, so out came the wax.

Ava 003

You can see the difference – the bottom is not waxed.

I have to say after all that work, I didn’t like it.  Can’t say why, but it just wasn’t doing it for me.

Now this is where I start to lose my mind!

black dresser 001

I painted her all black and then distressed, using a new technique.

black dresser 003

The aqua color comes through and in spots so does the wood.

black dresser 005

Numbered drawer pulls finish her off.

black dresser 006

Chippy and a bit funky.

black dresser 004

People love the beat up, funky finish.  I just created it with a bunch of different techniques.  Arriving at Heritage shortly.



Jamie said...

Worth the extra work - and the blue showing through due to the distressing makes the entire piece.

Beth said...

I agree with you - the blue just did not seem to work but the black with the blue showing through is fabulous! Good job!

Polly said...

turned out really good! the black makes a huge difference, good call! and i just love the drawer pulls!!

charleston forge furniture said...

Oh, I will check her out. Love all those pieces.

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