Who would have thought that an old and unloved dresser from a second hand store could turn into British royalty?
This is how I found her, plain and dying for a makeover!
Luckily I didn’t have to do any pre-sanding so I was able to just start painting. I painted the entire dresser in Benjamin Moore’s North Sea. I then mapped out the Union Jack and painted it by hand so that the lines didn’t look too perfect. I used Para Paint’s Barn Door and Cotton for the detailing.
I then applied a distressing glaze and lightly sanded the edges by hand. When I was happy with how it looked, I applied several coats of paste wax to protect it.
I replaced the old hardware (which was brass from the 80′s) with new handles.
I am so happy with how my first attempt at the Union Jack turned out! And any opportunity that I get to use my Beatles poster from highschool makes me a happy girl!
This dresser is for sale! If you’re interested, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
How could I end this post without mentionning my love for Ringo Starr? Look at that pinky ring? You can’t get much cooler than that!