Finished with our kitchen redecorating, we are now moving into the connecting living room! This is not a major re-do...just lightening up the space and making it harmonious with the other rooms. I started off with a dresser makeover, a piece which we have had for years. It's been used in many rooms, but for the last several years
has provided storage in the living room.
It's a 1942 chest on chest, that had seen better days...
Lots of wear...
So, I had no problem painting the wood and giving the piece new life. I used DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in the Timeless color.
The color looks lighter here because of the bright room light... it is actually close to the paint can lid...a warm tan. I gave the piece 2 coats of paint and topped it with clear wax. I distressed it down with a sanding block, in wear areas. A small amount of dark wax was mixed with some clear wax to have a light tint and I brushed it over the piece, concentrating it heavier over areas I wanted to accent. Wiping off the excess as I worked, I let it dry then buffed it out with a soft cloth.
I love how it turned out and it looks great in the room!
I'll share more about that later, as the room progresses!
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Until next time...