Custom Blue

This dresser is a custom order for some friends of mine who are about to start their foster care journey! I was thrilled when they asked if I would paint something for them! I originally bought this dresser to paint for them, but then I found the one below, and they loved it! It is a better size for their needs, too.

It also had a mirror with it, but they said they didn’t need a mirror for it, so now I can save it and use it with a different project!

Disclaimer: I have included some affiliate links so you can find the products I used and start some projects of your own! They don’t cost you any more, but it gives me a kickback. 🙂

Prep

I started by sanding the body all over with some 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old sanding sponge like this one.

Then I wiped it down with a clean old towel. Next, I filled all the scratches and gouges with Elmer’s wood filler so that when I sanded again, it would be totally smooth.

Notice the pretty in pink dresser and the footboard from the big boy bed in the background? Click the links to see each one. 🙂

Next, I primed the body while I worked on the drawers. I used Zinsser brand Fast Prime 2 primer in white, to try to prevent bleed-through. I’m not sure if this piece would’ve been a bleeder, but you never know. If you don’t know what bleed-through is, it’s basically oils/tannins from either old stain or from the wood itself that seep through the paint and ruins your finish. It’s a pain. Luckily, it didn’t end up bleeding!

Structural issue

I noticed a problem with the dresser when I took the drawers out–the bottom left drawer was missing a drawer glide. Luckily, I had watched a video from Jami Ray Vintage about how to fix this. I cut a scrap piece of wood to size, then used my belt sander upside down as a grinder to get it to be the right thickness (it was just a tad too thick) and to round the end to match the other slides. Disclaimer–this is probably dangerous, so I’m not officially recommending this method. 😉

Then I glued and nailed it down. placement wasn’t too hard, since the outline of the original was still there. I went over the new drawer slide with a block of paraffin wax to help it slide easier.

Before I primed the drawers, I took off the handles and put painter’s tape on the back of the holes so that primer and paint wouldn’t drip down when I painted, since the insides of the drawers were nice, so I didn’t feel like painting the inside if I didn’t have to.

Finding the Right Color

This was the trickiest part of this restoration process. My friends sent me this color swatch they found on Pinterest as the color inspiration.

They loved the color “Surf,” a mix between Dixie Belle’s Vintage Duck Egg and Peacock. I had some Vintage Duck Egg, but I did not have Peacock, and neither did my local Dixie Belle Retailer, Second Wind Furniture. So I decided to check out some Waverly colors at Walmart. I had recently seen a couple of comparison videos, (this one and this one), and it seemed like Waverly was a pretty good brand, and at least half the price of most other chalk paint brands. So I grabbed some “Agave,” which looked just like the “Surf” color they liked. I gave it a coat of that and got this:

Whew! That is punchy! It’s a fun color, but definitely not what they were looking for. Time to get creative!

At Menards the week before, I had just picked up some of these 32-oz containers, which were FREE, yes, FREE, after rebate! Perfect for mixing colors (or holding small things you don’t want to lose).

I ended up mixing all these to get just the right shade. There’s Waverly’s Agave, Dixie Belle’s Sawmill Gravy, and a Valspar grey, and Behr green samples I had leftover from other projects. I also ended up using a bunch of Dixie Belle’s Gravel Road (a dark brown-ish grey) to tone it down.

So much better!! This blue is hard to photograph–it looks a lot more grey in this photo than it really is.

For a top-coat, I added two coats of Varathane’s water-based polyurethane in Matte.

Finishing Touches:

Lastly, I added some colored wax to highlight the carved details. I couldn’t decide whether I wanted white or grey, so I texted both pictures to my friend.

Here’s the original with no wax:

Here’s with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in white :

Here’s with Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in Grunge Grey :

She decided on the grey, and it turned out great!

Those handles are so beautiful, but needed a bit of shining up.

I started by using a bit of super-fine 0000 grade steel wool, but it was taking forever, so I ended up changing to a green Scotch Brite scrubbing pad–way easier and faster!

Wow! Huge difference!!

Finished!

And finally, here she is!!!

I was so glad I shined up those handles!

The grey wax just adds a subtle pop!


It was nice before, but it’s more sleek and modern now, which totally fits with my friends’ style!

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Stay Tuned!

Next up, I’ll show you how I made over this $30 dresser/buffet!

Big Boy Bed

Before:

Disclaimer: I have included some affiliate links so you can find the products I used and start some projects of your own! They don’t cost you any more, but it gives me a kickback. 🙂

This week I fiiiiinally finished the bed frame I’ve been working on for my son. I thought I could get it done in like a day or two, somehow? I just don’t work that fast. Even when school’s closed, I’ve still got to chase the kids around all day! 😂

I started by sanding the headboard with 120 grit sandpaper on my orbital sander, just to rough it up a bit. Then I added a layer of Dixie Belle’s Gravel Road, which is a beautiful dark grey/brown, to the whole thing. One of my favorite brushes, besides my Dixie Belle mini angled brush is my 2″ Purdy brush. A good brush makes a huuuuge difference!! You don’t want to be picking paint brush hairs out of your paint every 5 seconds–been there, done that, never again.

It was at this point I realized that I hadn’t taken a before picture yet, so I had to flip it around to get the before. 😂😂😂

This paint is special because I got it sent to me for free from one of my furniture painting muses, Brandy Kollenborn from Brushed by Brandy. (If you haven’t checked out her stuff, you should—she is phenomenal.) It is the paint that made me start loving Dixie Belle! I hadn’t used my Gravel Road much till this project, but when I saw this inspiration pic on Pinterest, I knew gravel road was the way to go.

Credit: Found on Pinterest for an Etsy Shop of Frankie Welk, owner of 1920shoppe

I also knew I’d have to switch gears so I could do the trees in gravel road, too, and kinda have them fade in. So I used a custom mix of gravel road and a green Behr paint sample leftover from when my mother-in-law was picking out a new living room color.

I used Dixie Belle’s Sawmill Gravy for the light color on the top. The gradient or ombré effect is tricky to describe in words. I think the next time I do it, I’ll video how I did it, but basically, I used three brushes to brush the paint onto each section, then I used the grey brush to brush the grey and green together (not necessarily adding more paint, just spraying my brush with water from my mist sprayer, and occasionally misting the headboard) until they were kind of a gradient, then I used the green brush and brushed that into the damp white paint in the same way till it was blended. Till I make a video on this, I’ll add this link to one of my favorite furniture artists, Brandy from Brushed by Brandy, who is the queen of blending.

I eventually fixed the side posts so the blending on them matched the main part of the head board.

Then I watched some Bob Ross for tips on making some “happy little trees!” It took a minute to put brush to board—it looked good and I didn’t want to screw it up!

But it turned out great!! And I painted the footboard to match (without the trees), with Gravel Road side rails.

Here’s the Bob Ross video I watched.

And here’s another video on painting trees from an extremely talented furniture artist—Llewelyn from Worn to Whimsy.

Setup:

I had to cut a few extra 1×4 boards down to size with my miter saw—there were only 4 boards, which was definitely not enough to support us when we are snuggling the boy to sleep.

After:

My boy was thrilled with it!! My daughter now wants to switch rooms with him. She did snuggle in his room last night. I treasure those moments. 😊

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Preview:

You may have missed it, but my next project was in the background of the before picture of this project:

It looks like it’s partly done here, but this is not the color it ended up as! Stay tuned!

Vanity Mirror Makeover

Before

Disclaimer: I have included some affiliate links so you can find the products I used and start some projects of your own! They don’t cost you any more, but it gives me a kickback. 🙂

I bought this mirror along with a couple of other things at a shop downtown I had just discovered, which has now become my new favorite store. It’s called CZ’s, and they buy stuff out of abandoned storage lockers (like on Storage Wars!). They get new stuff in all the time, so if I need some inventory, I’ll stop in there every once in a while.

This one had the original glass with it, and it was all wrapped up in plastic wrap. It was also right next to another mirror frame with no glass. I’ll show you how that turned out, too.

Bad news

It wasn’t till I got home and took the plastic wrap off that I noticed that the mirror had several flaws. The most noticeable being that the mirror was totally shattered. 😢 but then I also noticed that the finial on the right was busted off, and the bottom was splitting.

The splitting wood was an easy fix. I stuck some wood glue in there and used a couple of clamps to coax the wood back into position. I used Gorilla Wood Glue and some clamps like these that we probably got at Menards (one of my other favorite stores).

Of course I can’t find the picture of the mirror clamped right now! 😂 but here’s the same clamp being used on a desk drawer I’m fixing up right now.

Then I got some scrap 1×4 pine and traced the existing finial onto it.

I cut it out with my jigsaw, then shaped it and rounded the edges with my makeshift grinder aka belt sander turned upside down.

This was a different piece I used the belt sander on, but you’ll get the idea.

Then I cut off the jagged edge of the mirror’s finial so it’d be easier to attach the new one.

Next, I drilled a hole in both the new finial and the mirror frame where it would attach. I used a pencil as a peg to add more support to the new joint.

Especially fitting, since I planned on putting it in my classroom!

Then I added wood glue in the joint and clamped the new finial on until the glue dried.

After that, I used wood filler to smooth the transition between old and new.

I used the cardboard back it came with as a template to make the blackboard out of hardboard I got from Menards. I cut the hardboard out with my handheld jigsaw. (Yes, I use my jigsaw a lot!) Then I gave it two coats of chalkboard spray paint.

I added a bit of scrap 1×4 wood to the back to help it stand, then I gave the frame two coats of homemade chalk paint (I used this post I found on Pinterest to make the paint). I sprayed it on with my air sprayer that I got from Harbor Freight for like $20-25!

Then I used 220 grit sandpaper to distress the edges.

Finished!

I added a cute saying and… Voilà!

I’m really proud of this one because it took so much effort to fix!

And here are some of my other ones I did at the same time.

These ones I just got at Goodwill–they had some pictures in them that I just threw away. I kept the glass, cuz you never know…Yes, I’m aware that this sounds like a hoarder’s mindset, but I ended up using one of the glass panes to fix a broken pane in my garage door, so good thing I kept it!

This is the other one I got from CZ’s along with the oval one. It is also the one that gets the most use, as you can tell. (This is the last daily agenda before we shut down for COVID-19. Crazy times.)

I love the farmhouse vibe they add to my classroom!

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Here’s a sneak peak of the headboard I’m doing for my son’s new “big boy” room. Find the finished product here! 😊

Lovely Linen

Before:

I had my eye on this one on Marketplace for a week or so before I made an offer. I loved the carved details, even if I didn’t love the orangy wood color. It had $100 on it at first, but I couldn’t bring myself to pull the trigger. When it dropped to $50, I knew it was meant for me.

When I got it home and got the drawers out, I noticed one of the drawer slides was missing. 😕 but that didn’t bother my kids, who used the drawers as a vanishing cabinet, since they were just the right height to fit my 3-year old in!

I looked around for drawer glides like this, but most of them had angled sides, not flat. While I looked, I started painting, because I’m just impatient like that. But I’ll show you how I fixed it first.

I looked around to see where other people said they found theirs, but a lot of people said they made their own, so off to YouTube I went! Here’s the video I found by Jami Ray Vintage, which has also helped me with a couple of other dressers with structural issues I thought I couldn’t fix, and now I think I can save them!

Here’s what I made:

Disclaimer: I have included some affiliate links so you can find the products I used and start some projects of your own! They don’t cost you any more, but it gives me a kickback. 🙂

It’s not that pretty, but it’s functional! I used some leftover hardboard like this from Menards that is about 1/8 in thick. I used my jigsaw to cut it to the right size. I cut a 1×4 scrap to the right length with my chop saw, then used the jigsaw again to get the right width. (The width of the boards doesn’t matter as much as the space between them where the other part slides.) I also had to grind down the wood to the right depth because it was about an eighth of an inch too deep to fit in the dresser. Then I glued and stapled the sides onto the hard board, and finally, I glued and nailed it to the drawer.

Paint time!

Here’s what I did on the outside:

The body and outer edges of the drawers was done in Dixie Belle’s French Linen, and the lighter inner part is Sawmill Gravy. These drawers had odd shapes to blend—I think I re-did some about 3 or 4 times till I got it right.

The top I sanded down to raw wood, and I kinda liked it! I love the rusticness of raw wood tops.

Then I had to decide whether I wanted to do the detailed carved parts in a lighter or darker color. My instinct said darker, but the original finish had them lighter, with I liked, too. I did both to see how I’d feel.

Left: Gravel Road; right: Sawmill Gravy

I ended up going with the dark, but toning it down just a tad by mixing the dark Gravel Road with French Linen.

Next, I added some low lights of the gravel road/French linen mix in the crevices of the body, and Sawmill gravy highlights on the raised parts. Then I painted a top coat of Varathane’s water-based Matte polyurethane. I also added some Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in brown to the crevices and dark areas of the front and sides.

In the picture above, you can kinda tell the difference between the right and left sides—I dry-brushed the highlights on the right with Sawmill Gravy. Pretty subtle, but gives it a slight pop.

As for the top, I decided to stain it darker, and I LOVE it! I used a combination of Rustoleum’s Briar Smoke and Dark Walnut, which I saw someone do on Pinterest:

I also decided to stain the sides of the drawers the same, because there was some weird speckling on the side of one drawer. This mostly masked it, without adding extra paint to the already-tight-fitting drawers.

Speaking of tight-fitting, the drawers weren’t sliding as smoothly as I would’ve liked, so I rubbed some paraffin wax on all the places where the drawers would rub, just so they would slide more smoothly, and it worked like a charm. I saw Meleah Kline from Mustard Tree Market do this, and I was like, “Hey, I have some of that from when I thought I was going to make candles!” 😂

I did the edges and flat spots, as well as the edges of the drawers and the side areas where the drawers slide

Now they slide like a dream!

I put one more coat of poly on to protect my wax (in retrospect, I should’ve let the wax dry a couple more days so it wouldn’t slide around quite as much—I only let it sit for about 2 days). And…

After:

Here’s the finished product! I love how the brown wax really accentuated the blending! And check out the dimension on the bottom!

I also love that the top has almost a bit of a silvery cast to it.

My boy insisted I get one with him in it. 😊

It is for sale! $200 Email me at ambernarnold23@gmail.com or contact me through social media if you’re interested!

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Sneak Peak!

Here’s a peak of the before of the headboard that I’m doing for my son’s new “big boy” bed! See the finished project here!

In classic Amber fashion, I forgot to take a “before” picture, so this is actually the back side, since I already started painting the front! 😂

Pretty in Pink

Before:

This little lady came to me from some neighbors who moved into a fully furnished house, but wanted to have their own furnishings. They were about to put it on the curb, but their daughter, who goes to church with me, remembered that I like to refinish furniture, so she messaged me to see if I’d want it. I had a pretty full garage at the time, but how could I pass up this free little cutie?!

I wasn’t quite sure what to do with her, and she needed a drawer glide fixed, so she went on the back burner for a while, which is to say, the back wall of the garage.

Then I finally decided I wanted to get her out of the garage and try out Dixie Belle’s Tea Rose, a cute, dusty pink.

I scuff-sanded it, and then decided to do the sides in fluff. At this point, I decided to make my life complicated–I mean, learn a new skill–blending.

I had seen a video about a week before about how to blend, and it looked doable, and the piece turned out so cute. So I tried it….

YIKES!!

I came back and made it a little better later, but I still didn’t like the look.

It looked like I just slapped some white randomly in the middle of the drawers. Eww. So I decided to do some research. I looked up another blending video from one of my favorite furniture artists, Brandy Kollenborn from Brushed by Brandy. She is the blending queen! And she made it look sooo easy. Here’s a link to the video I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV_UBKf8rHg

She’s amazing, right?

Here’s how it looked after I used her method:

So much better–more subtle, just a highlight in the middle of the drawer to add some depth.

I left the top the original wood color, initially, because I usually like the countryish look it adds to a piece, and I worry less about damage to the paint from things put on the top. However, once the paint was on the body, I hated the top.

I also added some disappearing stripes on the sides–another technique I learned from a fellow furniture artist from my favorite Dixie Belle Facebook group.

I used yellow 1 1/2 inch frog tape, spacing out the stripes evenly. I pretty much just eyeball the spacing so it looks right, but I do measure at the top and bottom with really long stripes like this, just to make sure they don’t end up diagonal. My mom introduced me to this Frog Tape, and it is a game-changer. It gave me great clean lines, and has ruined all other tape for me.

Once I had the lines taped on, I painted the Tea Rose on the middle of the stripes, and Fluff at the top and bottom, then blended them into each other, in a similar fashion as I did the drawers.

Then I applied this transfer from Redesign with Prima:

I love these Frenchy transfers, probably partially because I was a French nerd in school. The one above says, “A house is made of walls and beams, but a home is made with love and dreams.” Adorable, right? This one reminded me of another one I did this summer that was kind of my inspiration for this piece:

When I write the blog on this one, I’ll link to it!

I love these Prima transfers. They are such an easy way to take a blank slate and add some drama!

Finishing Touches:

I also decided that the top of the dresser was a bit plain, so I decided to bling it up a bit. I tried casting some moulds with resin for the first time! I accidentally screwed up and got the resin with the 24-48 hour dry time instead of the 10-minute dry time. Just a small difference. This is the one I should’ve gotten (and eventually did order):

Here’s the mould (Thorton’s Medallion):

I just used some Elmer’s wood glue to stick them on there, but you could also use E6000, or most other multi-surface adhesives.

After it dried, I painted it with a coat of Fluff, but I decided that the Fluff was too white, on the whole top. I kinda wished I had used Drop Cloth or Sawmill Gravy, which are both more off-white than Fluff. So I decided to try some brown wax to darken it up. I used Dixie Belle’s Best Dang Wax in brown, and applied it with an old natural-bristle brush, since I didn’t have any fancy wax brushes. It has pretty stiff bristles for getting down in the crevices. Before I applied it, I put on a coat of Varathane water-based polyurethane, so that I could wipe back the wax and have better control of how much was on there.

But When I added the wax, I found some places where the poly had dripped off the mould and dried. GRR.

So, I figured I’d have to sand off the bumps and do the whole process over again, but when I sanded back, I kept sanding the whole top, and it ended up leaving the wax only on the grain of the top, and it looked so cool! It was a happy little accident, as Bob Ross would say.

After:

Here’s how it turned out! I added some new clear knobs that are a bit more feminine to match the new style.

Let me know what you think!

It is for sale! $200, and she’s yours!

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Serpentine Dresser to Coffee Bar Makeover

I saw a picture of this serpentine dresser online, and I got so excited! I love cool old dressers, especially curvy ones. It was $40, which is a bit on the higher side for me for a small dresser, but I really liked it. It also said that it came with a vanity that she hadn’t gotten out of the storage unit yet, so I figured that would make it more like $20 for each piece. But then, I got there and saw these:

Yikes! I won’t even get into the vanity right now. It is still tucked away in my garage under a bunch of junk. I’m still not sure whether it’s destined for the burn pile. Probably not–I’m too stubborn for that.

The dresser was in slightly better shape, but the bottom of the bottom drawer was missing–well, not missing–you can see it laying on the top there. The bottom drawer would not come out at all. There were several red flags. I talked her down to $30. I probably shouldn’t have even offered that much, but I feel guilty offering less than 3/4 or 2/3 of someone’s asking price.

The dresser spent all summer upside down in my garage just waiting for me. I did get some entertainment from watching the spiders wrap up their snacks–that’s probably the Biology teacher nerd in me.

Finally, I saw a design transfer on a Facebook group that inspired me, and I knew just what to do with this dresser!

It is called “Fern Woods” by Redesign with Prima. I just love the botanical vibe it has!

I started to work on sanding the dresser and cleaning it. I was able to get all of the drawers out, but there was a lot more damage than I realized. One of the top drawers just needed a new bottom, because the layers of wood were warped and separating, so I cut one out of backer board (from Menards) with my jigsaw, using the original as a template.

When I went to look at the bottom drawers, I noticed that the reason they were hard to get out was that the bottom of the sides of the drawers were broken off. I knew they would never be able to slide right, and didn’t feel like it would be worth re-building the whole drawer to make it usable, so I decided to make shelves.

My husband had some leftover 1/4 in plywood from making his ice shanty (that he didn’t get to use this year because we only had about 2 weekends with thick enough ice), so I cut some to make my shelves, and attached them with some very tiny nails that I had left over from some sawtooth picture hangers.

I cleaned the whole thing, inside and out, spiders (either dead or maybe just hibernating) and webs, with TSP and rinsed it well.

Then I was ready to paint!

I started painting, and realized that the original paint that hadn’t come off while I was sanding was giving it a weird texture. Yay. So I went over it all with some wood putty and sanded it smooth when it dried.

THEN I could finally paint. I used Dixie Belle’s Drop Cloth. It is probably my favorite white of theirs, kind of an antique white, not too bright.

When it was dry, I added the transfer. It was just a couple inches too short and too narrow to fit in the inset area on the side, so I had to cut each leaf apart and place them individually.

And here’s the finished product!

I also added some wood-look drawer liners made by Duck Tape. This is my favorite way to line drawers.

I decided to paint the insides and outsides of the drawers as well. It just looks a bit nicer and more professional.

I painted the insides with a sample of a green Behr paint I had left over from when my mother-in-law was trying to decide what to paint her living room.

For the knobs, I used the originals, but I sanded most of the rust off, then added a bit of “Vintage Gold” gilding wax from Prima for a little bit of shine.

For sale!

This one is still for sale at $115. Message me on social media @thebelleofthebrush or email me at ambernarnold23@gmail.com

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Christmas break 2019

A week or so before I started my Christmas break project, I had done a farmhouse-style dresser with teeny-tiny buffalo plaid, and it got snapped up crazy fast!

Here’s the one that sold within a day of me posting it:

It sold to a friend of mine from church, who actually ended up giving it as a gift to another church friend who had expressed interest in it and whose husband had just passed away.

I thought that was so cool and generous, I wanted to paint something else for the first couple in a similar style. Turns out that the space they wanted to put it in was too small for it, so now it’s for sale!

Here’s how it looked when I first got it:

Yes, it is a tiny picture, and yes, that’s because I frequently forget to take “before” pictures because I’m too excited to start working on a project. Don’t judge!

It was free, and I had a trailer already attached to my car from hauling stuff to our church garage sale. Perfect!

The thing you can’t see (and I sure didn’t know) was that it had been in a garage for like 10 years and was full of MOUSE TURDS! (Not pictured🤢)

I scrubbed that thing inside and out several times, and painted every drawer, so don’t fret!

Here it is—all cleaned!

It also had some gouges from the outdated mirror that used to sit on it:

Maybe some would like this—I just wasn’t feeling it for this dresser.

My lovely and talented mother helped me work on the dresser when they came over for a few days over break. She and I switched on and off playing with the kiddos and painting.

Thank the good Lord my dad and husband installed some new work lights in my basement workroom! I don’t know how I painted in there before them! Now when I just turn on the original light, it’s like nothing happened at all!

Yes, that’s my kid’s sippy cup, but no, that’s not their chair anymore—I have commandeered it for sitting lower to paint 😂

Mom painted the body here in Dixie Belle’s “Fluff.” It only took two coats because Dixie Belle has awesome coverage! (No I don’t get paid to say that, I just love their products. For now…😏)

Here, you can see the grey I painted inside and outside of the drawers.

The fronts of the top drawers got 2 coats of “Fluff” in the center, and two coats of “Caviar,” Dixie Belle’s blackest black, on the outsides of those drawers and all over the fronts of the rest of the drawers.

If you’re interested, I’ll do a separate blog post about how to do buffalo plaid!

We tried Dixie Belle’s “Howdy Doody Hemp Oil” on the black drawers to seal them, which neither of us has ever tried before. I wasn’t a super huge fan of it—maybe we put too much on or something, but it just seemed like it would never dry! We wiped it back several times, and even left it for a few days, and it was still leaving fingerprints.

Sorry for the blurriness!

I left it for a week or so while we went to visit family over break, and it was finally dry! I decided not to mess white it, just stick to my trusty Varathane water-based matte polyurethane after that. It went on fine, since I had allowed enough time for the hemp oil to dry (usually oil and water don’t mix, if you’ve never heard that before).

After two coats of poly, it was done! Well, except for the hardware. I spray painted it with a bronze by Rustoleum and added some “warm gold” gilding wax by Redesign with Prima.

Oh yeah, and before I added the poly, I roughed up the edges and buffalo plaid with some 220 grit sandpaper, to give it some more rustic, farmhousey charm!

Here’s the final product!

For Sale!

This one is for sale at $175. Message me on social media @thebelleofthebrush or email me at ambernarnold23@gmail.com

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Love, Amber ❤️