I am so giddy when I find great pieces to paint!
When I found this pretty dresser, I was pretty happy and got to working right away.
The lady I purchased her from is someone I have bought from many times before.
Her family does auctions and estate clean outs and she has TWO HUGE BUILDINGS with beautiful old pieces stacked high.
It’s a little piece of heaven if you ask me.
Once I got this beauty home I had a bit of prep work to do – the top needed some sanding as is was pretty rough and the veneer was thin.
The mirror harp also needed some regluing.
But the mirror was huge and beautiful…I was happy to see it had no sign of any clouding.
The hardware was all there…original and intact … how awesome!
The repairs it needed were pretty easy fixes.
Almost every piece I buy need some fixing…there are vintage and antique pieces after all.
I typically paint my antique dresser with mirrors in soft, neutral colors as to appeal to buyers…this one was so precious with her curves and details.
I wanted to go white with her…she would look amazing!
I chose to go with Annie Sloan’s Old White Chalk Paint as it is a great color and has excellent coverage.
I painted on three coats after preparing the piece with two coats of shellac.
I wasn’t sure her original stain wouldn’t bleed through the white making it pink.
That’s a nightmare when that happens!
I distressed her up and then sealed her in Annie Sloan’s Clear Wax.
Isn’t she gorgeous?
Isn’t she precious?
She sold within hours so I suppose someone else thought so, too