Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Whimsical Makeover: The Red Dresser Edition

To all of my furniture friends,
Are you having a hard time finding furniture this time of year? Do you have 100 odd and busted pieces in your garage when all you need is a dresser or two?

Story of my life!

I had mentioned before that furniture is flying out of the shop.  We are having a hard time keeping up with this wonderful problem. We have been scouring our normal shopping spots to find pieces to paint. I even traveled 4 hours away. Alas...still a bit low on painted pieces. 

However, I did find this one at the flea market last month. It it lovely and I was dying to paint a dresser in ASCP Primer Red.


I love Primer Red. It is in my top 5 favorite ASCP colors  (that would be a cool list to make).
For this pieces, I used the leathering technique on top and 2 full coats on the sides. I sealed it with clear wax and glazed it with a glaze mixture of the dark wax.


This piece is now at the shop but probably won't be for long. 

Thanks for checking in.


5 comments:

  1. What a pretty color! Have not tried that one yet.Oh yes it is hard to find this time of the year.But garage sale season is soon to be upon us :-) .Those thrift stores are catching on to us there prices keep going up!
    xx
    Anne

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  2. This piece is delicious!! I've not heard of the leathering technique...will have to research! How do you mix your glaze with wax?

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  3. Lovely colour! Like Jamie above, I don't know about the leathering technique and making a glaze with wax. I think we just gave you an idea for a post!

    Have a lovely week-end!

    Nicole

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  4. Yeah....
    How 'do' you mix your glaze with wax?

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  5. same question as Barbie....how do you mix glaze with wax

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