Inspiration can strike anywhere! One morning I was washing and airing out my vintage Hudson Bay Blanket and draping it across our treadmill. (that's another story) When all of a sudden, I fell in love with the way the blanket looked hanging on to dry. I had to paint it on a piece of furniture. I needed a piece that would allow for the fluidity of the lines. I started my search for a waterfall dresser. The lines of these would work perfectly with the lines of the point blanket.
I found the perfect piece, a vintage waterfall dresser in need of a lot of love. The veneer was peeling and the top of the dresser had many water rings on it.
It needed to be infused with creativity!
I brought it home and started the process of sanding it right down.
Normally for furniture, I would just do an overall sanding of 120 grit and start painting.
I want to make sure this piece was sanded right down due to it's damage.
After a couple of hours of sanding on a beautiful fall day, she was ready for paint.
I painted the whole dresser in Country Chic's Cheesecake for that perfect creamy white colour.
Then came the not so fun moment of the lines.
I spent roughly an hour measuring and mapping out the lines. Then I realized the tape that I was using was the perfect width on its own. Lets just say, it went a lot quicker after that dawning moment.
The dresser also had a wonderful front detail that I wanted to make sure played well and could be incorporated into the overall design.
Two coats of cheesecake and all taped off.
**Remember to wait a day or two for the base-coat to fully dry before applying the tape. If not the possibility of pulling up the base-coat when you remove the tape is very high.
Once the lines were painted, I removed the painters tape. There were a couple of spots that needed a touch-up, but nothing too major.
The 3.5 point lines were painted in Country Chic's Licorice. From left to right the colours are:
Mornings on Main (custom colour)
All are paints from Country Chic.
I just cleaned and polished the original hardware.
The dresser was finished in a natural wax for extra durability.
Here she is in all her Hudson Bay inspired glory!
Within a week, the dresser was sold. :)
Hi, i'm jodi!
I am a wife to a railroader, mother to two daughters, caretaker of two Golden Retrievers and a Himalayan cat. I live in a small town with a big heart. I enjoy antiquing, furniture re-habbing, D.I.Y's and painting.