My good friend Monica has great taste. She picked up this petite dresser years ago and had a specific vision for it. Thank you for trusting me to help bring it to life!
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- Annie Sloan chalk paint (2 parts Original White: 1 part Duck Egg Blue)
- Annie Sloan clear wax
- Fusion Mineral Paint’s Hemp Oil
How I refinished this piece:
- Using my orbital sander, I started with a 60 grit, moved to a 120 grit and finished with a 220 grit.
- Using a putty knife, I removed the decorative pieces on the front of the top drawer and on each side of the frame. I removed the nails that held the pieces in place, used wood filler to fill the vacated holes and then sanded the area to smooth it out.
- The top piece of wood was starting to lift from the frame so I applied wood glue between the layers using clamps to attach properly.
- To refresh the wood, I used Fusion Mineral Paints Hemp Oil. You can see the difference that the oil makes to the wood.
- The frame and drawer fronts was painted using a mixture of Annie Sloan chalk paint. 2 parts of Original White to 1 part of Duck Egg Blue. They were then sealed with clear wax.
- Originally we ordered handles from an Etsy shop but didn’t realize that they were being shipped from China. After waiting two months with no handles, I headed to Lee Valley to find different ones. Because of the unique size of a lot of vintage handles (4.25″ or 108mm), it’s not easy to find replacements. Typically, I fill the holes when painting the drawers to make it easier to pick hardware. With these, we were going with the same size so I didn’t. When the hardware didn’t arrive, I had to find something that would cover the existing holes. These cup pulls did the trick!
This petite dresser is stunning in the space Monica chose for it!
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