I just finished up another great piece, I am so excited to share with you all! I picked up this beautiful antique solid oak key hole dresser the other day. It was one of those moments when I looked at it and instantly fell in love; I had an instant vision for its’ destiny! Of course I used a blend of my favorite CeCe Caldwell chalk + clay paints to revive this piece. Here’s the Queen Anne Dresser transformation from start to finish!
My first step in this transformation was to mix up the perfect color for this gorgeous piece. I chose to use a mixture of CeCe Caldwell chalk + clay paint, I blended approx. 1/4 Destin Gulf Green, 1/4 Kentucky Mint, and 1/2 antique white until I reached this silky blue/green. I used a heavy dry brush technique to achieve an aged-looking finish. Dry brushing is simply applying a lighter, more whispy coat of paint (rather than using a heavy hand).
Once a got the dresser looking just how I wanted it. It was time to work on the hardware. I knew I wanted to use the original hardware because it was so unique. The brass pulls were so ornate and delicate, but they definintely needed some revival. I used my Ruff n’ Buff in Gold Leaf to shine up the dull finish. This stuff is so simple to use, and the transformation is amazing!
Here’s the difference between the old and new hardware after applying the Rub n’ Buff…
Wow. I love that stuff!
After the hardware dried, I reattached it to the dresser. I applied a good coat of CeCe Caldwell’s clear wax, then finished it off with buffing pad to give the piece a silky smooth finishing, here’s some close ups…
Look at those legs!!
Here’s a great detail shot of the dry brushed, vintage looking finish…
There’s that fabulous hardware again!
What do you think about the transformation? Share your thoughts and rate below!