If you read my original post on Waterfall Dressers, you know that I painted this 1930’s dresser with a free-form design on the front. Although I liked it, apparently no one else did. I even had a comment that mocked the fact that I had used tape to create it. Oh, well. I did have two people inquire about it and one girl came to see it but ended up buying this other Art Deco dresser. I wasn’t unhappy because it was more expensive. It, by the way, was painted in Provence with an Aubusson wash. It has very beautiful handles.
So, I decided that the issue with the teal blue dresser was the design on the front which I painted out. But it needed something else and as I had been reading Canadian Living in a waiting room that had this lovely MMS dresser, I guess I was inspired by it.
I mixed some Old White with Chateau Grey to get a tinted white and then applied a glaze of clear wax with the teal paint, then some dark wax. I like the finished look and it reminds me even more of 1950’s luggage.
In this picture, you can see the distressed molding which shows some of the white, blue and original wood.
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