Vintage Dresser gets a Multi Color Makeover

By Lisa Vassallo at Timeless Furniture Resto by Lisa in Manahawkin, NJ.

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Meet Caesar.  He is my handsome and very ornate vintage dresser. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. I knew all that detail was screaming, HELP ME!  So... I rescued him!  I had a client spot this on my page and she snagged it to match a mirror she had previously gotten from me. So, here we go.. 5 colors were used! I stripped the top because he was so full of scratches.  Then I applied 2 coats of Annie Sloan Old White, over the entire piece. Next, I mixed up a brown wash using Buffalo by Shabby Paints and applied that all over. Oh, he looked better already!  Then I dry brushed Annie Sloan provence on the raised details, followed by a subtle dry brush of a darker blue folk art paint.  A very light white dry brush was applied to the piece, moreso the sides, using General Finishes chalk white.  I hand painted, lightly, in some of the crevices with some more brown to achieve a better shadowing.  The top was then painted in Buffalo.  The piece was sealed in General Finishes High Performance Top Coat.   I went back in with some dark wax for the crevices I thought needed a little more age.   I applied Gold Rub n Buff to the hardware after cleaning it. I needed some more gold highlights so I added Gold Gilding Wax to some of the raised areas. WOW.. Gold makes everything better. LOL Buffed up that gold the next day and voila!  Caesar was reborn!

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Products Used

Annie Sloan Old White
Buffalo Shabby Paints
Annie Sloan Provence
General Finishes Chalk White
Folk art Dark Blue
General Finishes High Performance Top Coat
Rub n Buff
Gilders Paste Wax in Gold

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