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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