I bought this late 1800's dresser from a friend. The veneer on the top was in terrible shape and he had tried to take it off. It was a mess but I finally managed to get it off and then patched the rough spots in the dressers top.
I found information on creating a crackle finish with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Basically, you put put the paint on a little thick and then immediately heat it up with a hairdryer. The hot air dries it quickly and it cracks in a very natural and random pattern. You have to work in small sections,
I tried a variety of knobs but decided to use the original knobs.
For fun, I painted the drawer sides with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint "Florence" and then used Modge Podge to line each drawer with pieces from "The Ladies Floral Cabinet" magazine dated 1876. I found a large stack of these in Vermont and they are so much fun to read!
|DRESSER - AFTER|
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