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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Finally getting back to work on this old dresser that was thrown out because  the drawer slides popped off and broke.   I glued them back in and glued the top back down.   Sanded and now working on the top finish and hopefully finish painting the sides by the weekend.
Experimenting on making  the top to look a little like marble,  with practice it will get better.  
So far this is what I have done.



painted the top a satin white first 

I just dabbed white then grays and white again until I got it looking like I wanted



I see that sanding is needed  to make a smoother finish 


I used a feather from a feather duster because that is what I had, not the greatest and resorted back to using a skinny paint brush to do the lines.  Painting the lines would have looked much nicer if I had glaze to mix with the paint.   I will make sure I have that the next time.
well back to finishing and hopefully post it here this week when its done. 
Need to soften some lines on the top I see.

2 comments:

  1. Wow Betsy, this looks great so far!! Are you using a chalk paint? I can't wait to see it when it's all finished. Happy painting! :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  2. Oh wow, that looks amazing like it is! I'm impressed! Great job!

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