blue royalty

Happy Monday, friends!  What’s shaking in your world?

We’ve had a hectic couple of weeks but finally I have a new dresser painted, waxed, photographed and ready to share.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

I really like how this one turned it out.  It is not quite my norm.  It feels a bit more regal than the casual look I tend to go for.  It is fun to experiment outside of your comfort zone and push the envelope a little.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

First I painted two coats of Miss Mustard Seed’s flow blue milk paint mixed with half strength bonding agent.  I only did half strength because I wanted a tiny bit of resisting between the paint and previously shiny finish.  It worked as I planned and gave some random chipping and crazing making the finish less than perfect – how I like it.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

I did some experimenting with the line’s new white wax.  I am loving the results.  I highlighted the edges, corners and specifically where there was crazing.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

The white wash effect really brought these cool imperfections to light while protecting the finish.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

The original furniture wax was coated over the rest of the piece.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

Another game changer are the gilded drawers.  I brushed on gilding wax around the edges of each drawer.  This is where the royal and regal look comes into play, I think.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

I love the original brass pulls.  They cleaned up quite nicely with some brasso and complement the gilded drawers well.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

This dresser is for sale although it hasn’t made it to the shop just yet!

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

All of the accessories are mine though.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

I just love this moody sailboat oil painting.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

The little gilded jewelry box was originally my grandmother’s.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

It is still filled with her baubles.  It is the little heirlooms like this that are priceless to me.

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

So what have you been working on?

flow blue dresser white wax gilded dresser

Linking to Miss Mustard Seed

14 thoughts on “blue royalty

  1. Hi,
    I love your dresser. Can I ask what kind of gilding wax you used on it? After you used MMS white wax, did you use her clear furniture wax? I have used gilding paint but have not seen gold gilding wax. Thank you so much! Beautiful work.

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