A client sent me picture from a magazine and brought me this dresser asking if I could make it happen...
With aspirations of it looking like this...
I was so dang excited! How gorgeous is that dresser?!?
I hand mixed the color from Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I used Duck Egg, Old White, Pure White, & Arles to achieve the color, however, there was no measuring, so I have no idea of how much of what I used.
Some in process shots...
When it doesn't affect the function, I like to paint the drawers inside & out. I think it just looks more finished.
I had a heck of a time finding the hardware my client wanted for the price that I had budgeted in my quote. So... I found these for a few dollars more per pull (gulp) but they were exactly what I had in mind for size & shape. Luckily, she was ok with the extra cost to get exactly what she wanted.
I found them at signaturehardware.com. They offer free shipping on orders over $50 and the shipping was FAST!
They are so lovely! Too bad I'm planning to spray paint them nickel.
I sprayed them with Rustoleum Satin Nickel finish (amazingly gorgeous color, even on its own, btw) & then used Annie Sloan Dark Wax to age them. They turned out exactly how I had pictured they would! Doesn't always happen painting antiques ;)
I did just a little distressing because this dresser had such nice details for it. I used 220 grit and then 400 to get it velvety smooth. Then I finished it with clear wax.
I lined the drawers with this paper...
Obviously, I need to come up with a different staging area, I just don't have the space at the moment. My hubby was kind enough to hold up the canvas drop cloth in the garage while I took pictures. lol.
It's beautiful - I'm sure your client was thrilled!ReplyDelete
you're a miracle worker! this looks so gorgeouslovely! bravo.ReplyDelete
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