My oldest daughter needed a place to store clothing on her new life adventure and asked me if I would make a painted dresser for her. I was honored, and of course said yes immediately.
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She had some requirements, of course. It needed to be compact and easy to transport. Being a huge fan of the mid-century style of furnishings, I had one in my stash that I thought would work quite well for her. The best part was that I knew if all went as planned, it would take long either (total WIN in my book).
I sent her a picture and she wasn’t at all impressed. Gratefully she trusted me. So I went to town sanding it and ended up here:
Better but not quite there. With her love of the Mid-Century style, I knew adding a metallic element would be just the thing. Adding some copper paint to highlight the unique features was the way to go.
It wasn’t dark enough for my liking so I added a second coat. Metallic is tricky to photograph so I put the white cloth there to give you an idea of the shine and actual colors of the piece.
Once the metallic touches were added, I used polyurethane on top to make it durable against life and spills. My workshop is overrun with extra stuff, but this lightly painted dresser is now ready for her new home.
When you can make a loved one happy in the span of a few hours, I consider that a huge win! My daughter was thrilled and the painted dresser has already survived a few moves on her life adventure.