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I was able to finish another piece in the last few days as I've been avoiding writing a 10 page paper. It's amazing how much I accomplish when I am avoiding something else :)
I picked up this dresser along with this driftwood dresser I painted. Somehow, both of these fit in the car so I was able to get both! This one was the worse of the two condition-wise. There was a lot of chipped veneer on the front apron and up both of the sides.
Well the cold weather finally set in in Seattle area, and it does not look to be going anywhere anytime soon, so the chance of me sitting and working out in the freezing garage to remove the veneer was zero. I decided to just paint over it and while it would still be noticeable, it would be as bad as it looked before.
I gave the dresser a light sanding with 150 grit sandpaper, wiped it down with a cleaner, then a damp cloth and began painting. I chose to use the color Hurricane by Country Chic Paint because I love the blue-grey tones it has. After using it on this dresser earlier this year I've been excited to use it again. After the first coat I realized that paint was not just going to make the veneer situation any better, so I used some spackle to somewhat patch the areas. It's in no way perfect and still obvious there's unevenness in those areas, but it's way better than it was. It makes I sanded it smooth. I then finished with a second coat of paint on the whole piece. Once the paint was dry the edges were distressed and everything was sanded down with a high grit sanding sponge. To seal it I opted to use wax and gave the piece a coat of General Finishes Satin Finishing Wax. I'll also point out that in order to highlight the little detail on the second drawer, I was careful to keep paint out of the carved detail and then apply a wash to the center area. For hardware I chose these delicate looking flower knobs, I love the softness they add to this piece.