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.
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.
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.
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.
The white wash effect really brought these cool imperfections to light while protecting the finish.
The original furniture wax was coated over the rest of the piece.
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.
I love the original brass pulls. They cleaned up quite nicely with some brasso and complement the gilded drawers well.
This dresser is for sale although it hasn’t made it to the shop just yet!
All of the accessories are mine though.
I just love this moody sailboat oil painting.
The little gilded jewelry box was originally my grandmother’s.
It is still filled with her baubles. It is the little heirlooms like this that are priceless to me.
So what have you been working on?
Linking to Miss Mustard Seed