Friday, December 12, 2014

A little craftsman dresser saved from the winter storms

Well, maybe not so much 'saved' as dragged out of an old shed during a particularly nasty rain storm. There were also a bunch of chairs, of which I got two. And the best part, the real rescue I guess, was digging a vintage leather suitcase out of what appeared to be a burn pile. Oh yeah, in the pouring rain. Mr. Bad was less than thrilled with getting soaked over a suitcase we could see only part of. But it turned out to be fine but soggy and it came home with us. Me.


All that happened about a month ago when we took a left at a big Yard Sale sign and came upon the ickiest of estate sales. Icky. Dirty. Gloves-and-a-stick kind of sale. Anyway, out back was a shed with furniture and I walked back and forth to the house, in the rain, to negotiate prices with the ick ..... with the morose person slumped in a chair.

I've never seen such a dismal sale. I've been to sales where everything was dirty, piled up, strewn all over, what have you, and we shoppers would be laughing and carrying on like kids over the whole thing. This sale had people coming in then running for their lives.

But I got a dresser. Go me!

The unusual pulls are what caught my eye.


I knew I wanted to do a heavy distress on this piece but distressing down to honey oak wasn't nearly what I had envisioned. So, to get that nice, dark distressed look, I painted stain where I would later distress. I used stain so the dark color wouldn't come off when I sanded.

The light aqua color is Annie Sloan Duck Egg Blue mixed with American Paint Company Navaho White. The distressing was done with a wet green scour pad and I used a satin poly for the top coat.

I did a couple washes of the white to get the uneven look.






5 comments:

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    LAUREN

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    1. Feel free to feature it! I would be honored. It looks like my earlier reply didn't go through. Wonder why?

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