Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Underwater Dresser

I saw this sad little dresser at a thrift store just begging me to take him home.  Seems the broken tracks on the drawers were a "no deal" for any other potential buyer, but not for me!  A little glue, a few nails and he was good as new!  Recently I was inspired by a beautiful two-tone desk and decided to give the technique a try with a few little differences.  I added hints of gold to highlight the edges and details and compliment the hardware.  What a difference a little bit of paint makes, right!  Remember to always give your old furniture a second chance with a coat of paint.  Oh, and always Make Your Mark!
 Styled on the back porch and waiting for a room inside my house!
The glorious gold details!

Watch how to make it here!
Thrift store dresser
1. Remove the hardware
2. Paint the edges and details in metallic gold and let dry
3.  Paint over the metallic gold with the clear cream wax and let dry
4.  Paint the top 1/3 of the dresser in Adirondack chalky finish
5.  Blend the lower part of the Adirondack area with Honor chalky finish
6.  Continue painting the lower half of the dresser in Honor
7.  Using a rag or fine sandpaper, rub the areas that were painted with wax to expose the metallic gold
8.  Spray paint the hardware in bright metallic gold
9.  Seal the chalky finish with a light satin varnish
So in love!