When I was visiting my 96 year old grandmother and other family members at Christmas time I found this old dresser that was going to the dump.
The dresser was study and well made, but missing all the knobs and it was pretty dinged up. I of course thought it was darling and loaded it up into my car to take home. My family has gotten use to this kind of thing!
After giving the dresser a good cleaning I decided that it also needed legs. Luckily I had 4 legs that I had bought at the Flea Market in my workshop, so I added them.
I decided that white was the new color for the dresser, so I made chalk paint from Garlic Clove by Benjamin Moore. After the paint dried I distressed the edges and sealed it with clear wax. The last step was adding gilding paste to the details on the sides and the knobs.
I think this dresser went from Dump to Darling!
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