Monday, September 5, 2011

Saying Farwell To Summer And The Taylor Dresser


Hello….I hope you are enjoying the final days as summer slips away.

Our weather here in the Northwest has been fabulous—not too hot, just right for early September.

Here’s the way this sweet Taylor dresser started out. It was purchased at a yard sale last week.

Although it definitely needed some love, it was in fair shape structurally.



I started with a first coat of ASCP in Aubusson blue. This blue does go on pretty bright at first, but don’t be afriad : )



I then followed with a “wash” of Old White. I mixed almost 50% paint and 50% water.. I applied the wash in sections and had a clean rag to wipe away the excess as I worked.

This technique does a lot—it tones down the brightness of the color, provides a nice epth to the piece and adds that wonderful aged look that we are all after.


I thought the Taylor dresser really called for vintage crystal knobs…so that’s what I accessorized her with…

I finished her with a coat of clear soft wax and then a bit of dark wax after a bit of distressing…


Here she is at the store waiting for someone to take her home and call her their own.

I live in a college town with two universities. This time of year we sell a lot of dressers, desks and bookcases as the students move in.

I think the students appreciate being able to purchase something “different” that the regular thrift store find that it still in their budget.



So glad you stopped by…



  1. Love the paint job. Love your booth pictures.

  2. Hi Cori,
    I saw your thumbnail on Kim's sidebar and had to check it out. I love what you did with the dresser. I've had that same dresser several times. Love the shape. Your booth looks great.


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