Earlier this Summer I came across this sweet dresser on Craig's List and knew right away that Denise and I could do something special with it.
It has dovetail drawers and is in otherwise mint condition. The only flaw was some etching on the surface of the top, perhaps done by a precocious budding artist.
We got a little creative this time and here is the result.
After several failed attempts to sand down the etching, we got creative and added some funky fabric to cover it up. For this we followed Uniquely Chic's step by step tutorial , which you can find here.
We used A.S.C.P. in Provence, followed by some distressing and two coats of clear wax. I usually use a stain before waxing to age a piece, but this time I decided to go with a brown wax for that step, which I did last.
At the suggestion of Miss Mustard Seed, I used Fiddes & Sons wax in Rugger Brown, applied with a stencil brush. MMS has a wonderful video tutorial for applying wax, which you can view here. Let me just say that I HIGHLY recommend this product! I purchased it Ebay for the best price I could find and I can't wait to order another can. After using the Rugger Brown on several pieces, I still have quite a bit left. This time I will be ordering clear wax. I normally use Johnson's Paste Wax but after using the brown by F&S I'm convinced this stuff is the only way to go. Having said that, I've never tried Annie Sloan's wax, but what I love so much about F&S is the absolute gorgeous finish you get after buffing. It shines to sheer perfection. A truly professional look.
Here she is again in all her colorful splendor.
The crystal knobs are turquoise and I found them for a steal at Ross!
This beautiful piece will be available for purchase at our show in Clover Market next month. If you are interested, just let me know.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a fabulicious week!