I found this awesome Art Deco dresser and got a great deal on it. The structure was in good shape but it definately needed some TLC!
I knew I wanted colour and I love the lines in this dresser so I wanted to make sure I preserved the artistic qualities it already had. This is for my family room and I’m a little nutty about everything has to match 😁 Sooo I found my inspiration in a throw pillow!
You may have noticed that the veneer was chipping away on the drawer fronts, the top was as well so I got to work peeling it off (ok, you got me, I put my son to work) 😉
then I sanded the top and drawer fronts to get rid of all the old glue and I filled some damaged spots with wood filler
After it was dry I sanded everything smooth, cleaned the body of the dresser with a vinegar/water solution and let it all dry for a short time. I’m crazy impatient so all this waiting wasn’t easy for me 😉 Another reason FAT Paint is so awesome, not much waiting for paint to dry! I painted the top and sides first with “Bitter Chocolate” and the outside frame with “Parchment”.
I did two coats of the “Parchment” but I forgot to take a picture. I painted the drawers “Tuscan Sun”‘ “Pumpkin” and “Barchetta Red” 2 coats on each drawer.
By this point I was getting so excited! It was turning out exactly how I imangined😃 I used “Natural” FAT Wax on all the drawer fronts
and the entire body. I was planning on using the “Patina” Wax on just the frame but then I got “Patina” crazy and used it on the entire dresser. I did however mix a little of both the “Natural” and “Patina” in a separate container to use on the “Tuscan Sun” and “Pumpkin” I wanted it to be slightly lighter and it worked well.
I LOVE how this turned out! Exactly how I imagined!
I’m so glad you stopped by to check this out, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!