Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Braving the Cold...for a Nine Drawer Dresser.

There's nothing quite like sanding a dresser in -10 degree weather...
I just couldn't wait to start this one!
Some pieces I will have sitting in my garage for months,
and others I have to start the very day I get them.
Luckily, the clean lines of this mid-century modern dresser made for quick work outside.
(BTW, I only sanded outside, the painting and waxing was done on my kitchen table...)
Donning all my winter apparel, I felt like I was getting ready to go skiing,
 and the sunshine made me pine for my ski bumming days at the Chateau Apres in Park City.
But alas, my outdoor recreation will be limited to "antique recreation".... for now.:)
So here is the big reveal....
I knew I wanted to stain the top, but it took me a while to decide on the color of paint.
I decided to use my unopened can of ASCP in "Old Ochre."
I LOVE this color. It's a perfect creamy off white. Gorgeous.
I decided to replace the original pulls with new cup pulls and knobs in oil-rubbed bronze.
I finished with clear wax and a slight distressing.
Have an AWESOME day!