But it didn't always look this pretty.
It all started with a pretty ugly dresser. Was I the only one who saw the potential in this little guy?!?! I was feeling all sorry for it because everyone just walked right by and never even looked twice, so I decided to make it my personal project.
After filling in A LOT of holes, I also decided to fill in the horizontal lines. They were just making for any good hardware options.
The top was in excellent condition, so decided to make keep it wood. After stripping the top, I covered in well and prepped it for spraying the lacquer by sanding, sanding and sanding some more, priming, sanding again and spraying on a few coats of the pigmented lacquer.
Afterwards I did another light grit sanding, prepping for the glaze. Distressing in NOT easy after using lacquer! It is such a great and durable paint, it takes tons of work to bring it down to the wood again.
I used a sponge brush to apply the glaze because I wanted to lay it on kind of thick.
Many different glazes to use but General Finishes is what I used on this piece. Super easy product to work with.
Then wiped it down with a dry rag as I found that a damp rag took too much glaze off. There are SO MANY ways and options when it comes to glazing!
Then I took one of my big fat fluffy brushes and feathered out the glaze to make it blend in more.
Afterwards I stained the top and sealed the entire piece.
Below is a picture of a great big "ooops" created by my near perfect husband. Can you see it??
The middle and bottom right hardware is off:(
I KNEW I should NOT have let him drill the holes when he was standing there looking at me on a Friday night, after a long days work, with his second beer in his left hand a drill in his right, looking antsy because the Tigers game was getting ready to start and I KNEW he wanted to hurry!
Thank goodness I am a "hardware hole filling expert" and good at mimicking faux finishes:)