Furniture re-dos Shabby Paints

Heavily distressing…..for a distressed antique dresser

Ok, before you start to worry, I’m ok… I think I’m in a phase… a heavy distressed phase.

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I have these super cool pieces and just need them to speak to me. Shabby Paints introduced some new colors and speak they did!

Here is where we started… a sorry state of affairs if you ask me.

antique dresser with peeling veneer and missing handles in a workshop setting

Did you get a look at that drawer front? Someone had a rough time of it… “been rode hard and put away wet” as my mom would say…

close up of antique dresser front with peeling veneer

I grabbed a bit of Shabby paints Texture product (discontinued) and went to town…

antique dresser drawer trim being filled with shabby paints texture product for wood filler

Grabbing a putty knife, it was used to carefully trim out the areas where the veneer was supposed to be (after gluing down pieces that were lifting). I used an awl to scrape along the edges and create the shapes then I let it dry. Gave nearly the entire dresser a coat of Mojito.. a beautiful soft mint green and I really just used Hazelnut reVAX like stain on the top.

antique dresser with one coat of Shabby Paints Mojito on body. top drawer and top of dresser are still wood tone with Shabby Paints Hazelnut ReVax Stain/sealer

I went to town sanding this baby down… and you now what happens when you use filler on mahogany and forget to paint or tint it first? Umm, it’s kind of obvious it’s not the same wood… but relax…ReVAX to the rescue! It tints pretty well..can you see where I tinted it and where I didn’t? (Don’t worry, more coats were added before she was finished.)

close up of wood filler areas that were not tinted or stained prior to painting.

Then I gave a try to some knobs….

Antique dresser with heavy distressing and glass knobs on top drawer in workshop setting
close up of glass knobs on top drawer

NOPE, those weren’t right… So the quest began for what this girl needed and I dug through my stash and started texting my poor girlfriend who had to go through every test with me… That’s what friends are for, right? (and for the the record, you can totally send me pictures of every knob you wan to try, I will analyze the heck out of it with you)

Eureka! Seriously… it was THIS easy..?!

front of dresser with handles changed to solid wood painted white and heavily distressed as well.

So this shot could NOT be the impression I leave you with. No way!

Well, sweet husband wasn’t home… when has that stopped me? This distressed baby was lugged all the way across the yard.. and no kidding , it’s far… because THIS shot was a must!

Antique heavily distressed dresser finished and displayed in a field of daffodils next to a bent trunk tree.

Pretty freaking awesome, right?

I’ve been working on this post for a week.. the other piece is an amazing Antique Trunk. The Trunk uses a hot new color called “Pardon Me” Can you guess what shade that is?

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pinnable image of dresser in field of daffodils

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  • Reply
    Shabby Shannon
    April 23, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    As your go to knob picking therapist I can honestly say this is a home run! She is beautiful from top to bottom!

    • Reply
      April 23, 2015 at 12:23 PM

      You are sure good at your job my dear! 😉 thanks again!

      • Reply
        Shabby Shannon
        April 23, 2015 at 3:44 PM

        Glad you think so..I’ll be sending you a bill for therapy 🙂 I have a desk I’m going to try and get to tonight so I’ll need some help soon myself.

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