In the past six months we’ve added two new employees to our store, Michelle and Kathryn McCrea. You may have met them in our store while they are hard at work serving you and all of the sweet customers we have. Or you might find them in the paint room, conjuring up something gorgeous. I told Michelle this piece was the best she’s done thus far. It came at the perfect time, as fall approached and set in. It helped that the piece had wonderful character to it as well.
It was sturdy, large and had some beautiful character around the top drawers. When Michelle was done with the piece, it became a showpiece on the floor. It was beautiful.
To achieve this look, follow these simple steps:
1. Clean your dresser to get ready to be painted.
2. Remove all hardware and set up drawers on a table.
3. Paint one-two coats of the color Coco. Let dry.
4. Use the color Graphite to do a washed look over the whole top. To do this, you will need a bowl of water.
A. Dip your brush in the water and get it wet. You can dab it on a paper towel once.
B. Dip your brush in the paint, allowing the paint to be very watered down.
C. Paint the watered down Graphite all over the top of the dresser, over the Coco. Let dry.
*If you get too much water or too much paint on the surface, simply use a paper towel to lightly pull the excess off.
5. Lightly distress the edges and corners of your dresser until it takes on a little aged look. Use a gritty sandpaper block to do this.
6. Mix clear and dark wax together. Use this mixture to seal the entire piece.
7. Paint your knobs Graphite. Seal with the soft wax shade you choose.
8. Stand back and enjoy!