You know those inlay dressers, don't you?
Like this one -
Kinda pretty, huh?
It costs $2,700.00.
I need $2,700.00 for lots of things that take priority over inlay furniture.
It's still pretty cool.
Second part of story:
One of the first things I ever pinned was this dresser.
I have always loved what Jenny did - creating a diy version of an inlay dresser.
Third part of story -
Two birthdays ago I was out saleing (I guess that isn't really a word) and found this dresser in front of a neighbors house with a free sign on it.
It had 3 handles, not four and two of the wooden wheels had broken off.
I put it in the garage.
Fourth part of story -
A week ago today I got out my Chalk Paint® - in Paloma - by Annie Sloan and painted that puppy.
Then I decided that this would be the dresser that got the painted inlay treatment.
So I put the picture I was using for my inspiration on my laptop screen.
I got out my white chalk,
I sat down in the floor and started drawing my design on the dresser.
A few hours later I was ready to paint.
I used a mix of Chalk Paint® colors for the decorative painting - Old White, Paloma, and Antoinette.
Then I started painting over everything I had just drawn on with chalk.
And I painted.
It was a lot of painting.
I didn't try to paint it perfect.
I tried to paint it done.
I have to admit here that Chalk Paint® is NOT the most appropriate paint for decorative painting. It is too thick. I kept thinning the paint with water. For the most part it turned out just fine, but I do wish I had taken the time to go to the store and buy some acrylic paint to do this with. It just leaves a smoother finish and is much more cooperative with the brushes.
Then I waxed it.
I wanted it to be kind of shiny - like inlay is.
It's like glass.
And it's spectacular.
If I do say so myself!
Last part of the story -
It's for sale!
At Vera's Daughter.
Do you like it?
Isn't that Paloma color beautiful?
Would you spend 3 days doing decorative painting on a dresser?
You can do it.
I know you can.
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