FAUX MARBLE - painting a dresser




Our furniture make over class was a great success and the trip over all was fun but I'm pooped out!
Until I get all the photos in order, all my supplies restocked, and the tools put away,
I'm going to show you some projects from the past and ideas I have not shared yet.



It's an *OLD WORLD* style dresser with a faux marble top.


We got this dresser many years ago. It was bright teal when we got it!
The color was very pretty but it had many stickers and the finish was damaged in several places.
It really deserved a classic finish!


BEFORE               and                    AFTER


Since we redid our dressing room it really did not have a place with us any more.
So it was time to move on and let it go to a home where it could be used again.

That's when it went to live in Joelle's foyer!


It was meant to be!


The Chippendale style hardware I used was sprayed with OIL RUBBED BRONZE
from Rustoleum. It's a delicious metallic chocolate color.

The top has seven coats of poly in this photo but a few more were applied to
give it a thicker glassy finished look to the faux marble top.


I learned to faux paint marble long ago for an in expensive bathtub surround.
I do not have more photos or a tutorial on how to paint this but if you want to learn the
different technics, there are tons of tips, tutorials, and videos on line to help you.


The body color is ASCP old white with Minwax dark wax over top.
The bright teal is still inside lining all the drawers. How fun is that?
Traditional outside with a bit of fun inside.


 TIP:

If you are thinking about painting the inside of your drawers remember there are several areas on the
 outer edges of drawers that rub against another part of the dresser. Paint doesn't slide well against
 other painted surfaces, and each layer of paint can make things tighter, so try to paint only one of the
 surfaces that rub and not the other. In the photo I have offered one example but the most important
place to use this tip is on the side of your drawers.
Paint either the drawer side or the inside edge of the cabinet body but not both.
Consider which one is seen more often.

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5 comments:

  1. Love the marble top. Looks so authentic. Great job.
    Thanks for sharing your talents and tips.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Trerasures

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  2. That is one of the best faux marble's I've ever seen Kristi - I always stick to white and grey - don't think I could ever accomplish the work you did on this - absolutely amazing!!!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  3. Wow, impressive! Well done!
    Heidi

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  4. This looks awesome! I want to try it on a piece. I'm going to have to practice my "faux" skills a bit.

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  5. Hi, I love this piece! I pinned it to my boards! Great Idea!
    Thanks, Faye
    The Shabby Cottage Home

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THANK YOU ALL!