so here we go….. let’s go from this…..you know you can find something similar to work with….and feel free to change color schemes to work with your space….to this!!!
let’s prep this puppy! spray on the prep – let it sit for a few minutes (just long enough to have a light snack – haha) and then wipe dry with a soft cloth. THIS is why we prep! gets rid of any oils and greases and dirt on the piece and now you’re ready to paint!!
i used Linen on this piece – shake shake shake the paint and then apply it with a quality brush. (no foam brushes or chip brushes – but nothing expensive is necessary) here’s what my drawers looked like after the first coat. aim a fan at it and you’ll be dry and ready for the second coat in no time!
i cut squares of scrapbook paper that i liked for the center of these drawers. using mod podge, i glued them on. i don’t worry about wrinkles too much – or even cutting the exact size – you’ll see why in a bit… you can see wrinkles in this very photo!
when it’s dry….i distressed the drawer – i use the sander (electric sander) to “trim” the edges – which is why i don’t worry about cutting the exact size. and i even sand the paper itself where any wrinkles are.
now we glaze! apply our Dark Glaze with a brush (see how it looks like i ruined the drawer??) you need enough to work with….then use a damp cloth (wring it out really well) to blend/erase till you get the look you want. super easy!! i glazed over the paper – and then glazed the whole dresser.
now let’s tackle the top of the dresser – i used our Stain Top. this is one coat of our Stain Top brushed on. look at the difference!
one coat of our Tuff Top on the top to seal and protect and you can step back and admire your masterpiece!!!