Here she is up close. You can see a few of the gouges in it. The lady who sold it said she has always gotten compliments on it, but it was too banged up to use anymore......NOT in my house! After her new paint job I felt she was a little too bold. I couldn't put my hands on my glaze so I just watered down a burnt umber paint and painted the surface.You can see the watered down paint sat on top of the coat of spray paint. I got a cotton cloth and rubbed it into the groves and then wiped off the extras.
Here is the center portion before I wiped it off completely. Lots of little nooks and crannies! Here is after I wiped it down. I left a good bit of brown on there. I wanted to tone the blue down and leave a good, rugged finish.
Here is the finished project. I have not put a finish coat on it yet. I am going to live with a while to make sure it is just how I want it. When I do finish it, I will use a satin finish on it.
I'd say the change is quite a difference! I was so tempted to paint it black, but I really think I like the blue! What do you think?Here is her new home. I got this dresser from a local thrift shop for only 20 bucks! I am still trying to decide if the dresser will meet with a paint brush or not. For now though, I need to finish decorating this area. I want to get some tall pieces to go in the iron pitcher and I have a tile project to go on the stand......
Here is a teaser for my next project:
I decided to link up with a few craft blogs! Check out everyone else's fantastic projects in the links below!