Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Just another two-toned MCM
And Voila! Another two-toned mcm. This piece was awesome, I loved the wood pulls that stick out at both the top and the bottom of each drawer, it doesn't come out well in the pics, but in real life they add some great visual interest.
The piece itself was in really good shape. There were a few dings and nicks in the top and sides of the unit, so after sanding back, I filled with two coats of wood filler, sanding well after each to smooth things out. That took care of the problem and she looked good as new!
After cleaning off the sanding dust I primed the entire body of the dresser with 2 coats of GRIPPER. I only started using this primer recently and I really love it. It gives fantastic coverage and has awesome adhesion. I didn't sand back to the bare wood on this one, just a good deglossing, so fortunately I didnt need to whip out the Zinsser BIN for bleed through.
The drawer facings were in great condition and they have a wonderful colour that features warm amber/reddish tones, so I just gave them a good clean and left them original.
I considered staining the legs, but opted to paint the out instead to create a sense of airiness under the dresser. I then painted with my Dulux Diamond in Pearl (2 coats) which I custom tinted to a creamy off-white.
She turned out great and was definitely worth the drive to pick up!