The Dragon Dresser. I call it Dragon because I used Van Gogh Chalk paint in the colour Dragon Gray. You know how some days are good, some days are better and some days are just a little rough. This was one of "THOSE" days. This is how it started - see the bug. I guess I could have photoshopped it out but hey.... this is real life.
I know you're on paint overload but I seriously can't get enough of this!
Michelle Van Gogh, it has a nice ring to it.....
You know what the kids say.
"if you love it so much, why don't you marry it?"
I got this dresser from a friend and it was ugly
but I could see past its looks, I could see the beauty in the lines and
I couldn't wait to get my hands on it.
So excited in fact......... I FORGOT TO TAKE 'BEFORE' PICTURES!
This is half a 'before ' shot.
The top, look closely...maybe you'll notice something I didn't.
It is a great quality piece, very heavy, dovetail drawers with safety locks.
dovetailed on the front and back of the drawer.
Look at all the supporting blocks and bars.
Fantastic dust covers - the sheet of wood between the drawers that prevents the dust from the wood landing on your clothing. You don't see those much these days. Wooden drawer runners, another sign of quality.
I painted the top - UGH!!
How could I have not noticed these marks-sheesh!
Then I sanded the top and filled the tiny hole.
Then I painted some more.
I cheated a bit on this piece, it was a long weekend Stan Portley's (the store that carries the chalk paint) was closed and I was desperate to work on this chest. I sprayed the areas I was planning on distressing with a black matte paint & primer spray and I was off to the races!
I always apply 2 coats because I prefer more coverage.
Distressing is the fun part. For me, DISTRESSING = DE-STRESSING :)
Look at that pretty hardware.
Thanks for visiting!