Staining and Painting an Antique Chest of Drawers in Lichen Mix

June 20, 2017

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 painted the piece in a custom blend of 1/2 Lichen, 1/2 Picket Fence, the same color I used on my personal buffet.  I LOVE this custom color mix.  It's a nice farmhouse, rich green.

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.





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