I actually bought this bad boy out in Iowa
one summer and hauled it all the way back to Michigan with me. Or maybe my mom brought it back on one of her trips. I'm not sure if I can't remember because I'm old, a mom, or a blond.
Probably a mixture of all three.
I painted the whole thing with red homemade chalk paint first and then did a semi gloss black over top.
The idea was to give it a distressed look with red peeking through the edges. Had I read the candle wax trick a few weeks before yesterday, this would have been a zillion times easier and probably looked a zillion times better! What you do is, take a candle and rub it anywhere you want your first color to show through. After your top coat dries, sand it lightly and it the top color will just magically disappear in those waxed places to make a beautiful distressed and aged look. Ahhhhhh. Next time!!
(It does work, since I tried it on the mirror - which I forgot the dresser had and did it after I finished taking pictures of the dresser!)
I swear this dresser is gonna bite me.
One last look at how she was and how she is!
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