But I have to admit I was jealous when he told me that these dressers were left behind in the attic.... What? You got a deal AND the house came with free furniture!?!? Ok, now you've got me! ;) Really though, they needed love and that's why they were left behind. Today I am going to share with you the first one, which is now my all time favorite, I do believe. And tomorrow you can come back to catch the other one.
Here is the before of the first one.... as it sat on my porch on a very damp day, and I waited for the fog to lift so I could work on it.... and the fog never lifted that day! Anyhow, here it is....
I only lightly sanded it because I planned to use milk paint and I really want the milk paint to do its thang. I gave it two coats of Peacock from the real Milk Paint Company. Now, I was amazed at how light this ended up because it is the same color I used on my sideboard.
On this piece, it turned out much lighter. I gave it two coats, sanded it all over, and then waxed it. After the wax dried, it still felt rather chalky to me, so I decided to use a polycrylic over it for a more durable finish. I added glass knobs and here is the end result.... Oh, and it is FUH-reezing, so I took these photos as fast as I could, thus in front of the garage. You will have to see beyond the garage door please. :) Same deal goes for tomorrow's reveal.
I am totally smitten with the color and finish on this one! It will be available at February's barn sale, along with the dresser I am showing tomorrow. Come back and see! Have a happy Tuesday! We are headed to Sarah's today for some brainstorming some ideas for our business, and time for the kids to play. And when I return home, I plan to light a fire as the high today is 19 degrees. Cozy up!