OMG! We can’t tell you how excited we were when we found this dresser. We found it on Facebook Marketplace and snatched it up. Then, unfortunately, the seller got back with us to let us know his wife decided to keep it and refinish it herself. We were bummed but totally understood. Fortunately, he kept our information and contacted us when his wife decided she just didn’t have the time for a project. Yay!!! We ran out right away and picked it up before she could change her mind again! Haha!
You know how we usually forget to take a before picture in all the excitement. Luckily we saved the picture from the Facebook posting. Just look at those handles!
Amanda and I were out restocking some of our supplies last weekend. When we came across Lichen by Fusion Mineral Paint. We both thought it was a beautiful neutral color.
When it came time to paint the dresser we decided Lichen would pair perfectly with the newly stained top.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!
We were thrilled we were able to preserve the top. The wood was so beautiful. We stained it with General Finishes Antique Oak water-based stain and sealed it with white wax.
We love the way the white wax settles into all the nooks and crannies.
We lined the solid wood drawers with this beautiful coordinating fabric we found at Hobby Lobby. Here you can also check out the subtle distressing on those beautiful handles.
Here you can see the way the top drawer sits out a little further than the rest of the dresser. Such beautiful attention to detail in these old pieces.
We almost passed up this table. It was missing some of its beautiful moldings and just seemed like it would be more work than it was worth. Then we discovered the cool little drawer on the side. How unique! Upon further inspection, we realized even though some of the moldings were missing, there were duplicates we could mold and cast. We’ve never done this before but have always wanted to try our hand at it. So now this table with the cool little drawer became a challenge we just couldn’t pass up.
We really couldn’t be more pleased with the end result! Painted in General Finishes Lamp Black Milk Paint and wet sanded to give a beautiful time-worn finish.
We were able to make a mold of the existing molding using a hot glue gun. First, we sprayed the molding with Pam cooking spray so the glue would not stick. Then, we liberally covered the molding with the hot glue, pressing firmly when cool enough to touch. Once it was completely cooled we were able to peel the glue away. The hot glue created the perfect mold capturing all of the details. We then filled the mold with paper clay by Iron Orchids Design.
We immediately applied the new moldings onto the table using wood glue. Once the clay had completely dried we painted as usual.
And that cool little drawer…
Isn’t it the coolest?!
The drawer runs the length of the table providing a lot of storage.
We are definitely calling this experiment a success!
If you follow us regularly, you know we are a sucker for chairs! On one of our recent outings we were able to pick up a few chairs and a couple of great little stools. They just make such great accent pieces. We picked two for a quick weekend makeover.
We actually remembered to take before photos! Well, kind of before. These have been cleaned and sanded and ready for paint! It still counts, right?
These two seemed like a perfect candidate for our favorite black milk paint, Miss Mustard Seed’s Typewriter!
We just got a little chippy on the chair legs, you just never know. We could have used something to resist the paint and force it to chip but we like to just let it happen naturally. We love the surprise at the end!
Everything was sanded super smooth, distressed and sealed with hemp oil. Seriously, the finish is like butter!
These both will be available at Brothers Antiques North soon. You can watch for updates on our Facebook page 😊
We are so excited about this piece! We picked this piece up over the weekend and have been working on it nonstop since. Mandy and I had bought a couple of different colors of Fusion Mineral Paints a few months ago. We had never used it before and kept hearing wonderful things about it. So, of course, we wanted to give it a try.
We used the first color, Picket Fence, right away. Maybe you remember this beautiful dresser.
The second color we forgot all about, until now. Looking through our paint stash we came across it. Putty by Fusion seemed like the perfect color for this piece. A beautiful neutral that would pair well with this dresser’s classic details.
Isn’t it gorgeous?! This is a must-see color, not too gray, not too tan. We updated the hardware with these beautiful glass knobs with antique brass stems. We just wanted to dress this piece up a bit.
Here you get a better look at the knob detail. We also lined all 4 drawers with this coordinating fabric.
We call it a dresser but it would look great in a dining room or entry hall, along the back side of a sofa. You get the idea!
We will definitely be using Fusion Paint again. It gives such a smooth flawless finish. It also has a built-in top coat, making it very durable. Yay!
Measures 43″W x 22″D x 33″H
We will be delivering to Brothers Antiques North on Saturday, October 5.