Saturday, June 15, 2013

A dresser dressed in silver


This dresser just made its way to its new home last night to the same owner of the Audrey media center. She had requested this provincial style dresser in a tall boy so I leapt at the chance when I found one for sale to get to work on her project. 

She also wanted it to be lovely silver to tie in with the other art pieces and mirrored pieces in her living space.

Off to the research board I went as I have never attempted a piece with a finish like this before. 


 

here is the silver belle all dressed up with a winning trophy for style
 

 the before and the materials. i used glidden gripper primer and had the lady at home depot make it into "gripper grey". they discontinued the grey primer but can still make it out of the white one. 2 coats of primer and then 2+ coats of martha stewart metallic specialty paint (found in the paint section of home depot usa, not sure about canada)
this dresser was covered with 1 little jar. i was actually surprised how well it spread




the last coat on the flat surfaces i worked the paint with a foam roller to reduce brush strokes as this paint did prove to be prone to that

 

i then made a "glaze" out of annie sloan dark wax and mineral spirits and wiped on, wiped off, repeat.

 







i found i wanted the handles to stand out a bit from the paint and used an oops can of spray paint i had. around christmas i purchased rustoleum metallic gold spray paint got it home and found the cap had been switched and it was in fact silver spray paint. not what i wanted but i am glad i kept it, as it worked out perfect for these handles.
after they were dry and reattached to the drawers, i added the glaze on and off to them as well to bring out the detail of the french handles

 



Thanks for stopping by

We are off to a wedding today and the weather is glorious

Have a lovely weekend


Meg

8 comments :

  1. I looks amazing. Such a beautiful finish. Hugs, Marty

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  2. Love it! Very cool-looking finish!
    Susan

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  3. love your dresser and i would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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    1. http://westfurniturerevival.blogspot.com/2013/07/revival-monday-119.html

      you can check out the feature here, hope you like it and thanks again
      lauren

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  4. Did you sand it down before you primed it?

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    1. honestly i didn't. i vacuumed off the cobwebs and went to town.

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