bluebird

Remember the after picture of this dresser that I posted yesterday?

Well here is the before, sort of.  I didn’t get a proper before picture with the drawers in place.  This one is super heavy!  I snagged this one just before Christmas when I brought home a truckload of junk.

But you can see that it is really scratched and dinged up. I used a hand sander to smooth out some of the surface scratches and the flaking finish. Then I thoroughly cleaned it but that was all for prep work. No need for primer since I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Next, I applied 2 coats of Duck Egg Blue. I love this color. It has a nice coastal vibe and would also be perfect in a nursery.

I lightly distressed with a sanding block to let some of the natural wood come through.  I finished with clear wax and then buffed for shine.  There’s great texture in the paint and wax combination.  This is just one of the reasons I love ASCP.  BTW how cute and perky is that little fan?

I must have changed my mind 4 or 5 times on the hardware only to end up using the original drawer pulls. I decided to dry brush the pulls Duck Egg too. I sealed them with a clear coat so they won’t distress further. I switched it up though with the 2 small drawers on top. I chose to use a pair of porcelain knobs that I had in the vault.

This pretty piece will be for sale at my pop up shop at the Philly Home Show. Don’t forget you can win a pair of tickets by commenting on yesterday’s post. Go check out the giveaway!  It ends tomorrow!

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