Wednesday, October 26, 2011

l a s t   b u t   n o t   l e a s t

Oh my friends, I am busy, really. So last week I was a nut and tackled four dressers and this week and next I am getting ready for Junk Salvation. I am questioning my sanity of painting everything by myself, what was I thinking??? I am making a dent in my pile though. The shop looks a bit crazy right now. I have such a mishmash of stuff in there {some custom, some going with me to the vintage market}. Nothing really "goes together" in the space right now, but hopefully it will start to look pulled together soon. 


I wanted to show you a dresser I did for Marissa last week.

{before}



{after}



For this dresser I used Annie Sloan {AS} Chalk Paint paint in Old White {three coats}, lightly sanded, distressed edges, then a coat of clear wax {AS again} then a mix of dark and clear wax {AS again}. I wanted to mix the light and dark wax together so it wouldn't be so heavy going over the white paint. I did one final coat of clear wax, and added back the knobs I painted black.



I still have to line the drawers but I think it pretty.

Tomorrow I will have a guest post from Michelle and maybe show some of the other things I have been working on for the vintage show {if I get my act together}.

Thanks for your patience in my lack of posts in this super busy time at MCC. 

It is so busy, that my mind is fried and I can't think of a cleaver way to end this post!