A dear friend of mine was sweet enough to pass this lovely dresser along to me when she decided she no longer had a use for it.
I love it's subtle curves.
I decided to give it a soft, understated paint finish, a quiet elegance.
I started with a coat of Old White, applied thickly and unevenly with a rounded brush for added texture. The next coat in Paris Grey was applied in the same way. Once dry, I used a damp cloth to distress the edges, in some places down to the original wood grain.
I then applied a very light wash in Olive. It's subtle, barely noticeable in most places, but gives the Paris Grey a slightly warmer hue and adds a certain degree of complexity to the finish.
My Bonica roses were in need of pruning, so I took the opportunity to use them as photo props!
I also painted the detailed lines on the sides of the dresser in Olive, helping to tie in the wash I had previously applied. When all was said and done, I finished the piece off with Annie's Clear Wax and touches of Dark Wax around the edges.
I couldn't resist a shot of clean up time as I hauled the pile of roses away in my rusty old wheel barrel!
I can't wait to add the dresser and several other fun treasures to my booth at Camas Antiques this week! These pretty vintage slips have been popular sellers as of late and I love stocking them in my pink wardrobe!
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