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A Handpainted Dresser by Somewhat Quirky Design

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I think from the moment I found this dresser on the curb with a "FREE" sign on it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. My inspiration photo had been on my Pinterest board for 2 years.
I used a bone inlay piece being sold online for $2700 to inspire the pattern. After I painted the entire piece in two coats of Chalk Paint(R) in Paloma. I made a mix of 3 Chalk Paint(R) to do the hand painting with.
I measured to find the center of each drawer and drew in the design with chalk.
Then I slowly, but surely, painted the whole thing.
I used three coats of wax. I wanted it to be shiny like real inlay furniture is.
I think it's beautiful!
If you have questions regarding this project. it is a good idea to read the blog post for more specific information. Then you can contact me in the comments section of the blog post. The link for the post is just below.

To see more: http://www.somewhatquirkydesign.com/2014/10/painted-inlay-dresser.html

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  • Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme
    Shaunna @ Tempting Thyme Oxford, OH
    on Nov 16, 2014

    Wow! Bonus that is was free....we all love free, especially when it looks like it has good "bones". Great job on the intricate paint job. Not my style, but totally respect the design and all the hard work you put into it!

  • Julie
    Julie Overland Park, KS
    on Nov 16, 2014

    Wow...that is stunning!

  • Michelle
    Michelle Bangor, PA
    on Nov 16, 2014

    GOR-GEOUS :D Great Job!!!

  • Mlconnolly
    Mlconnolly Whiteford, MD
    on Nov 16, 2014

    wonderful job on this!

  • Doris Dunham
    Doris Dunham Mechanicsburg, PA
    on Nov 17, 2014

    All I can say is WOW!!!!

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