It’s finished! Phew, that took a while…
Remember this beauty?
It was part of a 3 piece set I picked up off kijiji, I already re-did the night stands here, as part of our master bedroom makeover. I knew I wanted to bring in the matching dresser but in a not so “look at me I’m a matchy-matchy set” kind of way. You following so far?
The dresser was in decent shape structurally, but did have some damage on top. I filled it a bit, sanded it down a bit, and then coated it with a couple of coats of ASCP old white. I was hoping it would build it up in texture and all sort of blend. while it wasn’t a smashing success, it did help a bit. Followed that up with two coats of graphite grey.
Next the drawers were painted in a mix of old white and a tiny bit of graphite, similar to the blend I used on the night stands.
Really, I just wanted it less creamy and more of a light grey.
Two coats, because I wasn’t planning to do any distressing. And then I taped off the raised trim detail.
My plan was to do the trim in the graphite, which would look amazing right?
Totally would have too, except in LOTS of places the trim wasn’t perfectly flush to the drawer front and so I ended up with bits of the lighter color peeking out at me when I pulled off the tape. Gack.
And apparently there is no picture…sigh.
But then I grabbed a trusty paint pen in black, thinking if I could outline the graphite grey trim with a thin line of black, even better right? Ummm, no.
Not exactly what I was going for!!
I guess, even a fine tipped paint pen was too thick to get in tight enough to the trim to have the result I was hoping for. After another quick trip to Michaels and an awesomely helpful staff person I came home with the Sharpie brand OIL BASED fine tip paint pen. She swore to me that she had used them before and the paint sort of “leaks” out of the tip, and it did. Just enough to fill in all the my outlines.
So much better! It’s a little more subtle in person, but I like the extra added detail. Also, the bedding I scored (75% off, hello!) has a tiny black trim alongside the grey.
Lined all the drawers with a pretty wallpaper.
Here it is…
I am so happy with how it turned out, especially with the small crisis mid-way though! Here’s one more picture
It hasn’t made its way up to the bedroom yet, even with letting the wax cure for a week I got some funny marks on it after adding props to the top for taking pictures. I am not entirely certain why, so if you have any ideas I would love to hear them! I am sort of wondering if I am using enough wax on each of my coats.
There is still some different textures on the top, and I think that I might go pick up a piece of glass to fit over the top, it will hide all my “issues” and protect the finish. Maybe something sand-blasted so it’s opaque might be kind of cool.
Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian peeps:) We had a wonderful weekend, my hubby always cooks our big meals and he did a great job this time too. My in-laws were out for a visit and we even had time to sneak in a trip to an amazing chocolate store downtown (Epiphanie Chocolates, well worth the trip!)
I am going to be working on some Halloween projects this week…lots of plans, so we will see how much time I can come up with!
I think it might also be time for another giveaway…this one is going to be for my subscribers! And hey, since there are only 6 of you at this point – the odds are pretty great! (for the record, not one of those fabulously-awesomely-beautiful 6 are my mother, my sisters, my hubby or my girlfriends!!)
Not going to tell you what I have up for grabs, but it will be something I have made!
There is still time to enter
If you are a subscriber you will be automatically entered!
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Giveaway will close next Monday and I will post the winner!
I am linking up to:
Chalk Paint Link Party @ Shades of Amber