A DEMIJOHN, A DRESSER, and CHRISTMAS




Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming! It is November 1 and in Canada our thanksgiving already happened in October. So we are heading straight for Christmas now ....




Which brings me to a little project I did for our
living room space and the upcoming holiday season.


Here is the before of a solid wood antique chest of drawers.
It was painted sometime ago in a pale paint color.


Someone come along and started to strip that paint off.
It appeared they lost steam and gave up because the piece
 came to me still covered in dried crusty paint stripper.
SEE THE CLOSE-UP PHOTO BELOW


I scrubbed it clean and sanded it smooth before repainting it.


I changed the handles and gave them a great aged look by painting them the same color
as the dresser and scrubbing the paint back a day later to look as if they were originals.



I brush painted the chest with one layer of Annie Sloan
Old Ochre and then I did one layer of ASCP Original mixed
with a little Chicago Grey. The edges were all distressed with
an 80 grit sand paper exposing the various layers underneath
 all the way to the light wood color.


I adore this piece because it is very practical, has great
 storage, and the original owner even painted the drawer
 interiors with some of that super duty paint from the past
so every bit inside is washable.

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You can always follow along on 
INSTAGRAM @4_the_love_of_wood
where you get sneak peaks of what I am up to.

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Stop into FIRSTFINDS HARDWARE STORE to see
 all the vintage switch plates to choose from


Firstfinds Hardware Store
 also has hundreds of vintage hardware pieces available for your next project.

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