Van Dyke Brown Glaze Effects Washed Dresser Top

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I just love what some good old fashioned elbow grease, some restoration and replacement, and an amazing neutral paint color can do for a tired, old piece! The previous orangey-black finish was quite ugly (scroll to see the before picture) and totally camouflaged the true beauty of this vintage 4 drawer chest! I just love how it transformed from tired, dark and meh…to romantic, sophisticated and beautiful!!

Like many pieces before her, this one had some issues and those issues required me to deconstruct all of the drawers, sand them down inside and out, and replace all of the drawer bottoms….something I had never done before!! Don’t you just love it when a piece can teach you a new skill???

Painted in Fusion Mineral Paint Cobblestone - a beautiful neutral with a hint of gray undertones.

The top and drawer shelf were sanded back to raw and stained using General Finishes Van Dyke Brown glaze watered down and washed on and wiped back.

Sealed with GF HPTC in flat

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Pennollo Designs
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Post Date
February 1, 2022