|Second dresser with Spray Paint, stencil using Martha Stewart paint and stencil,|
finished with Annie Sloan dark wax
First, I wiped down the dresser with murphy oil soap wipes. I love these as they are easy to use and do not leave a residue but clean the wood. Then I did need to use goo gone for the sticky stuff. Worked like a charm. Then started spraying with a light hand moving back and forth. I waited in between coats- this dresser used a little over 2 cans!! Once the paint on the drawer fronts were dry, I used Martha Stewarts acrylic paint in a rich brown and one of her stencils from the "doily" collection (I don't' know if that is what it is called but the stencil is a doily so it work's for me). Her blue adhesive tape also works great with stenciling. I stenciled using the dry brush method - meaning not a lot of paint on the brush but the effect is great! Once I removed the stencil, I painted Annie Sloan's dark wax over the drawers, one at a time, and then wiped immediately. I also did the dresser top, sided and front. The wax was great! It grabbed where the original drippys were and wherever there was any kind of rough patch -It looks awesome!
I'll have to say that my mom is wishing she had kept the dresser. But sad to say that it isn't up for grabs anymore. Presleigh will soon fill it with treasures. As they say one woman's
I would love to hear of your great treasure finds--Until then, Happy hunting!