Adrien and I recently attended Girlfriend's Market in Olympia as vendors for the first time. It was crazy busy and the best market I've attended so far! We sold out of nearly all of our furniture and I sold a ton of Enchanted Northwest Soy Candles.
I have been extremely exhausted with my pregnancy this time around and Adrien was a real saint doing this market with my tired, slightly grouchy self!
She found this beaten up dresser for $15. Though ugly, it has wonderful detailing.
We decided to go with the Duck Blue and am I glad we did.
This is how we roll...surrounded by kid's toys and weeds from my unfinished backyard!
We primed the piece with Zinsser Cover Stain because we were in a hurry and wanted a solid look. Then we painted solid coats of Duck Blue and sealed with Endurance Finish.
I knew it needed a little something extra so I used my favorite antiquing technique - wood stain.
I took a staining pad and dipped it into Kukui Stain + Finish. I squeezed most of the liquid off so that the pad only had a bit on it and gently dabbed it into the detailing and then wiped some off.
Be sure to put a barrier between the wood stain and the paint or else the paint will soak up SO MUCH stain and it will get really dark and dingy. The Endurance Finish acts as a barrier so that you have some time to wipe off excess stain.
The nice thing about using stain + finish to antique is that it dries FAST and you don't have to buff it out. It has a built in finish so no need to put on a top coat.
We used rub n buff in silver leaf to transform the hardware.
This piece sold immediately and we ended up going to Goodwill to find more pieces the first night of the event!
I LOVE this look. It gave a modern update to a tired looking piece.
Do you have a piece you want to transform but don't know where to start? Contact me (Taylor) for a FREE consultation of what process and products I'd use : )
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