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I refinished this little 3-drawer chest from this....
I used all kinds of cool DecoArt and DecoArt Media products to transform this once sad little antique store find, into something that can take center stage atop anyone's bureau or craft table. Let me show you what I did!
I sanded the entire chest down with my hand sander to remove as much of the old paint that I could. I also glued and clamped down a few spots that had warped and come apart.
I covered the entire chest and drawers with a coat of DAM White Gesso then laid pieces of tissue wrap onto the wet gesso and pressed down and smoothed. When the surface was dry, I brushed on a layer of Weathered Wood Crackle Medium. I'm going to give this chest the Andy Skinner Mega Crackle Technique!
I mixed DAM Crackle Paint with DAM Quinacridone Violet and painted over the entire chest and drawer fronts. The big crackles happen right before your eyes--it's the coolest technique ever!!
After all of the paint had dried, I brushed DAM Carbon Black Antiquing Cream over the surfaces and let dry.
When the antiquing cream was dry, I gently wiped away the excess with a damp, soft cloth.
I brushed a layer of Matte Decou-Page over the raised surface of the letterpress blocks and let air dry. Then I brushed a layer of DAM Crackle Paint over the surfaces and let air dry.
I ran a bunch of papers and tulle through my Big Shot machine with the Tattered Florals Bigz die. I spritzed the burlap florals with DAM Misters in Carbon Black & Violet Shimmer and ran those through my sewing machine to add a little bit of stitched interest.
I decorated the top of the chest with all of the tattered florals and wooden spools and glass door knobs that I treated with DAM Crackle Paint. I dabbed Matte Decou-Page here and there then sprinkled seed beads over the surface, so that the beads would adhere in a somewhat random manner.
I painted the butterfly with DAM Carbon Black Fluid Acrylic and let air dry. Then I spritzed it with DAM Violet Shimmer Mister. It's hard to see in the photo, but there's a really pretty purpley shimmer to the butterfly.
I didn't forget the inside of the drawers--I painted each drawer with DAM White Gesso then lined the bottom of each with a piece of tissue wrap.
I also lined the inside of each drawer cubby with pieces of Melange Paper Stash.
I have to admit it--I'm using this at my work table and I've already filled the drawers with all kinds of embellies that were once in a variety of glass jars, taking up lots of precious table space! This is much prettier than a bunch of glass jars scattered about here and there--now I can find everything within these 3 drawers!
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