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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dresser Makeover

I am so excited about this dresser!
It really is amazing to me what a coat of paint and some wax can do.

This is what the dresser looked like.
I was on my way to the grocery store one day, and
I found it out for trash along the side of the road.
What a treasure!
I ran to the front door to make sure it was trash.
The young boys, at the house, helped me load it in the van.
My mom stayed in the alley with my kiddos while I drove it back to my house.

This was a couple of years ago.
It became my youngest son's dresser.
He did not want it and asked if we could swap dressers.


I had plans for this piece when I found out about Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint.
It has such pretty details, but the veneer was really chipping everywhere.




My hubby tried to take it off on the top here and just made it ugly.
I had plans to replace these two warped pieces with one long dresser top.


I found a blog that showed me how to remove veneer.
You can read about it HERE


Now I was ready to paint.

Before I show you more pics of the painted dresser, please take time to meet my new wax brush.
I found an AS's Stockist near my home, and she had these short handled wax brushes for sale.


I LOVE IT!  
I was using a regular paint brush before, but there is something about the way this brush is made that it brushes the wax on easier than the regular paint brush.  
I used less wax than with the regular brush.
It was worth my investment for sure!
I also love the short handle.

Ok....on with the dresser.
I must tell you that I am a Country style sort of gal not a Shabby Chic Gal.
My home is not Shabby Chic, but I was really liking the Duck Egg and Frenchy look on the blogs. 
 I wanted one room in my house to be Frenchy, Cottage.
This dresser was perfect and my bedroom is the perfect, unfinished room to change.

As I was painting this dresser I thought about the imperfections that became apparent on the Oak that was underneath the veneer.  I was so happy that this piece was for me and not someone else because of those imperfections.  
I didn't want to highlight the details with Old White, although I think it would have been beautiful if I did.
It just wasn't me. 
I wanted to highlight the details with the dark wax.
And I did, and I love the way they turned out.
I used Fiddes & Son's clear and dark wax.


This is one of the many holes that were in the drawers underneath the veneer.
It almost looks like a little key hole.


My hubby attached the top two boards with some "L" brackets.


This little area will eventually get a basket put in it when I find the right one,
but you can see how the top is attached in this pic.


I couldn't believe how nice it looks!


Here it is!!



I love it.
I am looking forward to doing more Duck Egg in my room.
Hubby likes it too :)



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