Staining and Painting an Antique Chest of Drawers in Lichen Mix
Today I'm featuring a thrift store chest of drawers that my sister-in-law and I found. I thought I'd have to paint the whole thing because of damage to the veneer. But alas, while sanding some goop off of the top, I realized that the veneer underneath was perfectly fine and sanded the whole top. I decided to stain the top in Cappuccino Stain Oil, the perfect rich brown.
I stained the top and used some stain to touch up the veneer on the lip sticking out. I did NOT want to sand that little detailed area so I just taped it off and touched up the chips in the veneer with some wood stain.
I love that I didn't have to sand down the lip below the top, I just touched up the damaged veneer by applying stain to it and let it dry. I couldn't remove the hardware with ease so I painted over them but in the end I like that look.
This cute antique dresser is now available at our booth at Lighthouse Antique Mall in Olympia, WA. If you haven't tried this Stain Oil, I highly recommend it. I only did one coat and it not only brought a beautiful richness to the wood, it conditioned it as well leaving it soft and smooth.