Well, it took me longer than I’d hoped, but I finally completed my first piece of furntiure I hope to sell! This was a sad little piece of 70s brown with scratches and funny mismatched drawers – topped off with ugly brass pulls.
The lighting in the photo isn’t that good, but I was so excited to get a picture and post it! I must find my old camera and hope for a nicer day to get some pictures outside.
Because of the funny texture on the one drawer (not sure how that happened, perhaps the one drawer isn’t original to the piece?), I tried to fill it in with wood filler, but it’s a skill I need to work on. So I actually set this piece aside and started work on my dry sink (hopefully that’ll be my next post!). I wasn’t sure what colors I wanted to paint this but finally got the girly bug. I have little boys so I needed to indulge my inner pinkness!
I chose Ballerina Pink from Behr and added my plaster of paris to make home made chalk paint. Because the molding on the drawers is so wide, I used frog tape to divide it up and make a white and pink frame for the drawers. The sides are pink and the top and lower trim white. I waxed it with clear wax after testing a couple dark waxes and deciding that was too much. I sanded it and distressed it after waxing, then waxed it again.
The decoupage was done with good ol’ Mod Podge and scrapbook paper. I had to merge two pieces of paper together and I will probably not do that again. I’ts just a hassle when I could probably find fabric or wallpaper instead. I also painted the handles with chalk paint and waxed them and they look so much better now!
I intend to spray paint the inside of the drawers, just for a more polished look, when it’s a bit less humid out. *Shakes fist at Maryland summers*
I might also line the bottom of the drawers. Or not. What do you think?
Oh, and if you’re new here to my blog, well, you can see I am new, too! Check out my other posts, few though they are, to learn more about me. I hope to hang around a while!
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