Thursday, March 3, 2016

Traditional to True Shabby & Chic

  I picked this dresser up at an auction, it appeared to be in decent shape. {{Don't they all?}}. Well, sometimes your eyes can deceive you! Like so many dressers we buy, it needed an overhaul. The drawers needed tweeting, the wheels were broken and removed.  Several chunks were missing on the sides.  

  My hubby does all the repairs and preps everything for me.  He did remove the handles and filled one of the holes for each of the handles.  I prefer to use glass crystal knobs on my pieces, just my signature style! 

  Several coats of General Finishes Milk Paint in Antique White and it's ready for French typography. I have used this graphic before on a custom order with a very similar dresser.  Having done this graphic several times it only took my an hour or so with a black oil Sharpie.  Graphics can be found at The Graphics  The graphics are complete.  I print my graphics out on graph paper {{yes, they do sell this at Office Max}} and then draw them by hand. The graph paper allows you to be able to block and determine where you start and spacing for your graphics. 

  Once the graphics are complete, it is ready for wax.  I prefer Ebony wax from BriWax.  Apply with a bristle brush and rub down with steel wool. Applying in small sections allows you to easily rub it into your piece and give it that finished look.  I use a black glaze on the top, so I can then use General Finishes Top Coat in Satin or Flat to protect the surface from stains and liquid damage.

  Off to the Maumee Antique Mall with this piece! Now, on to the next project! 

Thank you so much for checking in on my junk adventures! 

  Peace, love & junk! 


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Geniece & Jim

1 comment:

  1. Hi Geniece. I tried to leave a comment the other day and was kicked out. IDK why. I do hope this comment registers on your blog. Your piece is so beautiful and the stencil is amazing. I wish I could spend an afternoon watching you do one of your stencils. Thanks so much for linking to Friday's Furniture Fix. Please watch for your piece among the features this week and out on my social media. XO Susie from The Chelsea Project