Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Furniture re-do

Mom found this old chest at an antique store, while visiting Nana & Papa

It was fairly in-expensive, so she bought it for me

It had definitely been used LOVED by many people before me & needed some TLC

So, I borrowed Adam's hand-held power sander

Got the whole thing sanded + the drawers & it was ready for some paint

I painted the whole chest & drawers, a very dark brown color
after it dried I re-sanded the frame

then I added a thin coat of bright turquoise

& used a dry brush on top of it to spread out the paint

Then I went back over the turquoise with the dark brown & used the same dry brush technique

Here is the finished product. The turquoise is very subtle & just gives it a nice antiqued look