Thursday, June 24, 2021

No Paper Included

Hi Everyone, I wanted to pop in and show you a dresser that I refinished.  That's right...... a piece of furniture.  No paper included in this post.  (wink)

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love anything vintage.    I have this dresser that came from my great grandmother's house that I've been using in our guest room.  I recently re-decorated the guest room in warm floral tones with lots of color.  I felt that the black dresser, whose finish was not in great condition, needed a little "pick-me-up".

Here's the dresser in its original condition.  I had already pulled the knobs off when I took the picture and washed it down with plain water and then let it dry.  As you can see the finish is a little rough.  The top had gobs of something mysterious stuck all over it.  I sanded that down enough to make it smooth.   

The dresser got two coats of Cream color Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

I then gave it a light sanding, distressing the edges and random places to make it look like the paint has rubbed off.  This could have been a good place to stop but I found these rub on transfers one day when I was scrolling at and just had to try them.

I started by adding the Flower Collector transfer by Re-Design.  It has a wonderful vintage advertising look.  It took lots of rubbing but it transferred beautifully.    I then added one of the flower transfers from The Flower Fields.  This came with two transfers, so I still have one left that I can use on a different project or I can cut it and use individual flowers on other projects as well.

I love how it turned out and it brightens the room up so much.  

I hope you'll check out  They have so much more than just paper crafting supplies.  You never know what you'll find.

Thanks for stopping by!


Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Birgit! You're so clever...never would have thought to do this!! LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Conniecrafter said...

Oh wow Birgit those rubons are just gorgeous on that dresser, such a beautiful way to update it and give it a vintage flair, love those flowers!