I’m just amazed at the things people look at as “trash”!!!
Sooooo I’m on Craigslist one Sunday morning and under the “Free” section I see that there is an Estate Sale up the street where the new owner has decided to give away EVERYTHING left in the house for free! Yep…I said it…FREE!
Thinking “This must be a scam”, I reluctantly drag Chris out with the truck to see if there is anything worth grabbing. We pull up to a very old, run down, deserted looking house and actually contemplated turning around. Luckily Chris was there because he convinced me to wait in the truck while he took a quick look inside. He wasn’t inside more than a few minutes when he came back out, turned off the ignition and told me I wouldn’t believe what was left inside as “trash”. Needless to say, we ended up loading up the truck with some amazing treasures.
I decided to start on this vintage chest of drawers first. The detailing on this piece was gorgeous!
I could see Annie Sloan “Old White” Chalk Paint in it’s future. So I went to work!
The drawers definitely needed some love! I decided to give them a fresh coat of Varathane Kona stain. Not only did this help to hide the years of wear and tear, but it also freshened up the smell in these antique drawers.
I wanted to top the whole piece off with a light brown glaze finish to add to that vintage look I pictured. I waxed the entire piece first with Annie Sloan Clear Wax so that it would lay a good foundation for the dark glaze. If you don’t wax your piece first, the dark glaze can come out looking very “muddy”.
I then mixed up my glaze which was a combination of half mineral spirits and half dark wax.
I applied my glaze with a cheap paint brush from the dollar store and used a clean rag to then wipe the glaze back off. It left my piece with that extra vintage flare I was looking for.
What a perfect vintagie cute Chest of Drawers!
On to the next piece!
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