Here it is in its before stage. I totally forgot to take a photo before I started sanding, so a little has already been sanded away.
My first thought was, that I'd paint the entire dresser but after I sanded all the grime off the top I loved the grain in the wood. Isn't it pretty?
So I decided to stain the top instead. I used Minwax Gunstock stain. It has a slight reddish/orange hue.
I then decided that I would paint the dresser red. First, I sanded and primed everything. It took a couple of coats of red to cover.
Then I decided that I would glaze the drawer fronts and sides of the dresser. I used Valspar Antiquing Glaze. Be sure to wear gloves when using this stuff or else you'll really mess up your hands and finger-nails. (Not a pretty picture for sure)
I just brushed on the Glaze like so...
Then wiped off the glaze until I had the look that I was going for. Big difference in the before glaze and after, huh?
I forgot, as usual to take a photo before I took the dresser to my booth at the Antique Mall, so the photo is some-what dark. Plus my hand was shaky using my phone, so not the best photo.
Here's one that's not so shaky.
I really like how the dresser turned out. I glazed the dresser drawers and the sides too, but left the dresser front un-glazed to give it some contrast. You can't really see it in the photos but I love the look it gave doing that.
A quick before/after.
So, what do you think?? I'm hoping that it sells quickly as it's taken up quite a bit of room in my little 9 1/2' by 9 1/2' space.
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