I found this Dresser and mirror in the trash. I brake for all discarded furniture 😉
All I had to do was wipe it down with alcohol.
Obviously, this was used in a child's room.
The mirror was simple to clean. I just sprayed windex and let it sit several minutes - everything just wiped away.
I gave the top of the dresser a sanding as it had a heavy finish.
Sanded the drawers a tad and painted it in Silver Lining Chalk Paint - 2 coats.
I used an enlarged LASER JET image ( I had it mirrored and printed at a local print shop ) I transferred it using the Mod Podge Method ( search for this method on internet ) I carefully took my time removing all the paper.
I then dry brushed the dresser in two more shades of chalk paint, Mineral and Pure White. A coat of dark liquid wax was applied. I had to go over the image, by hand with red ink - detail was too small to use paint pen or brush. I used a SPRAY POLYURETHANE to seal the ink to make sure it will not smudge off. If you try to rub wax over ink it will smear.
The dresser was missing a drawer pull when found. I did not care for original pulls so I found some I liked.
I will attempt a quick, thin coat of dark liquid wax in a few weeks. I want the sealer to cure for a while BEFORE I try to buff the wax.
- 3 shades of chalk paint, spray polyurethane, dark liquid wax, laser jet image.
Published March 17th, 2017 5:19 PM
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