Pretty Little Details

By MaryEllen at 100 Thousand Welcomes in Stratford, CT.

Pretty Little Details! This 1930's detailed 5 drawer Mahoghany dresser was given a 'new' shabby chic look! After repairing chipped veneer, gluing and clamping drawer joints and block readjustment, she was ready for finish! This piece was coated with 3 coats of Shellac to prevent tannin bleedthrough and painted with one coat of AS Old Ochre chalk paint, followed by 2 coats of AS Pure White chalk paint. Sealed with clear and white wax. GF Pitch Black glaze used on details. Distressed with 220 grit snading pad.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesShabby Chic

Color Recipe

  • First Coat AS Old Ochre, followed by 2 coats of Pure white chalk paint.

Products Used

  • Clear and white wax
  • GF Pitch Black Glaze with 10% extender
  • wood putty
  • wood glue
  • clamps

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