I purchased an entire bedroom set, certainly beautiful but in need of some care. I of course went to Pinterest for some inspiration. I found a few I liked but none that really grabbed me, I wanted this piece to look masculine .. I pictured it in a cigar room or wine room ( do people have those?)
So I decided to combine a few techniques to get the layered old world European look I was going for . First I had to pick out the colors, I knew I would need several to achieve the finish. I chose DIY paint by Debis Design Diary …Old school, Hey Sailor, Vintage Linen, Little Black Dress, and weathered wood The colors can be purchased here https://www.millers-crossing-design.com/shop/DIY-Paint/3
I used a Paint Pixie Chalk Paintbrush , a chip Brush and a misting bottle
After I cleaned the piece really well, I started with black
Starting with Black I dipped the tip of my Paint pixie brush in the paint then I applied the paint by stippling ..what is stippling ?
the art or process of drawing, painting, or engraving using numerous small dots or specks.
I continued the same technique with each color, using the same brush and overlapping the colors
continue this all over the entire dresser , then you want to spray the entire piece with a mister, use your chip brush now to blend any colors that stand out too much ..you can buy a mister here https://www.amazon.com/Driew-Cleaning-Solution-Gardening-Trigger/dp/B07MVZWYFM/ref=sr_1_5?crid=388CIRJKNM1YV&keywords=spray+bottle+mister+for+plants&qid=1580908555&sprefix=spray+bottle+mister+%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-5
let your piece dry for about an hour then use sand paper, fine or medium grit and sand the entire piece, more around the edges.
up close this is what your piece will look like , after you have sanded wipe it down really well and get all of the dust off..now you want to use your Debis Design Diary Clear wax
next I painted the hardware with Spanish Copper RUB N BUFF
Here he is all in his new glory ( I added an image transfer, a post for another day )
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