I had a great week of holidays! I spent some time up at a cottage, and then went camping for a few days with friends. Everything was great despite the chilly weather, a real change after the scorchers we had the week before. I was starting to miss my paint brush by the end though and was keen to get back to my workshop (garage) like any good addict.
This little dresser was great fun to work on, and it was nice to do a piece that was smallish and I didn’t have to get Mr. Chuckles every time I needed to shift it around.
It is definitely an old piece. The top is planked wood that hooks into each other, something I had only seen once before (see my Ottawa Oldie post)
I sanded everything back and gave a couple of coats of white primer as I wanted some white to poke through when I distressed. I then custom mixed up some mint using old tins of ASCP and slathered that on.
I gave everything a good sanding with the orbital to get a super smooth finish before doing some distressing.
I love the way the white shows through the mint adding some layers of goodness. I finished with clear wax and just a smidge of dark wax. I wanted to keep it light and fresh.
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