The Ranch with the Barn:
|Ranch surrounded by Timber Land|
Here is the dresser Before:
The dresser is old and when I found it in the barn it had an old mouse nest in one of the drawers. Not my favorite thing that is for sure! My Dad cleaned it out before he brought it to me and then I washed it and even bleached all the inside of the drawers. Since the dresser was old and had flaking paint I bought a Lead Paint test kit to test for lead before I got to sanding. I even bought the face and eye protection kit. After testing the paint I got to sanding.
I sanded the entire dresser down, but not perfectly smooth since I like character and the rough surface would give it this.
After the sanding was done, I mixed up a light aqua color and made my own chalk paint. I painted the dresser and then hand painted a design in white on the drawer fronts. To make the color have age and more character I used hemp oil/dark wax.
Here it is painted on the dresser with my waxing brush:
I rub the wax/oil in and wipe off any excess.
I sealed the top with the same wax and hemp oil mixture.
|Hand-painted detail-the bottom part was there, but not on the top drawer|
|You can see the imperfections from the old paint and I love the texture|
|The legs have wooden casters|
This dresser went from a super grungy mouse house to a Beauty!
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