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Friday, August 22, 2014

Dresser Makeover: Before and After


I bought this dresser (among others) at an online auction a couple of months ago.  Have you discovered online auctions?  It's total Crack.  I can't get enough!  I'm stalking a vintage drafting table as we speak...

Anyway, I bought it with the intent of painting it with ASCP and practicing my painting skills.  As always, when faced with making a choice, any choice, I spent weeks in paralyzed fear of choosing a color.  Color has always scared me.  Which is ridiculous.  Paint is the easiest thing in the world to change.  Right? Regardless, I go through this what-if-i-choose-the-wrong-color-and-end-the-world scenario EVERY TIME.  I chose.... white. No, blue.  Yes, blue.  A pale blue that would go with everything.  No, white goes with everything.  Screw it.  It'll be Graphite.  At this point Paul took all my paints away and told me I could play with them when I PICKED A COLOR.

Graphite.  I chose graphite.  And the world is still intact.

You don't have to do any prep work with ASCP so I just closed my eyes and painted my first stroke. It didn't hurt so I continued.  I did two coats and finished with dark wax.  I didn't do a clear coat first.  I like the dimension the dark wax over the Graphite gave the piece.  The pulls on the piece would have been fine, but some were missing.  I found some silver pulls on sale at Home Depot and love how they shine against the dark color.

It's my favorite piece in the house!  I'm so proud of it :-)




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