I finished this piece in time for the Market at White Barns that was last weekend but only now am getting to show this to you.
I bought the dresser at the thrift store. The dresser was painted WHITE. You can’t tell from the picture but it was a bright white. I think lots of people want to try a new look with old pieces but then paint them only to find they don’t like the look.
I think they want the “look” but don’t know there are more steps to getting that look than just a coat of paint….other things happen like dripped paint that dried. Things like dripped paint are no big deal at all of you’re chalk painting…simple sand out the drips…and that exactly what it did.
Here is all sanded. I try really hard to accentuate the lines and details of the piece. When other simply paint with the white paint only, the beautiful details of the piece get lost. I want them to shine and be noticed…and how do I do that? SAND with a sander.
and then wax.
I clear wax fist and then do a dark wax. Clear wax goes on absolutely everything…Dark wax I only use in places that I to accentuate….
…Like the cool legs…See?
Drawer pulls. I love these!!
Any lines or curves of the piece I like to wax.
Once dry…(typically 48 hours is what I wait) then I sand again with SUPER fine sandpaper, 600 paper.
I priced this one low as I hate dragging around furniture…besides, I like to give people a good deal too.
I don’t know what I’ll be working on next week. Now that the sale has ended I don’t know if I’ll be in the garage…or back to the sewing room.