Duck egg blue, dresser redo

This is the second dresser that I received from my  friend’s parents.   I did the other one in snow white milk paint (see post here).

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I wanted to refinish this one a little differently. For the white dresser, I had used Polyshades on the top.  The second dresser, I was able to sand the top and restain it.  I chose to use a mix of Jacobean and Provincial from Minwax.


It took on a dark reddish colour.  At first I was nervous what it would look like with the base colour.  I was using Duck Egg Blue, ASCP, which is a nice grey blue.  I wasn’t sure how it would look with the reddish tone dresser top.  But once I started painting, my doubts fell away.  It looked beautiful.

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I had taken the old wood knobs off and drilled new holes for some new glass knobs.  Two coats of chalk paint, slight distressing and a couple coats of satin Varathane on the whole piece.   With the Duck Egg Blue, the clear knobs, the dresser is refreshed!


And the dresser is happy in its new home!

I’ve finished a few other projects and will post those soon.  So what project shall I start next?  I do have a few chairs to reupholster and paint.  I’m itching to get some of them finished!



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