Antique Dresser Painted Duck Egg

July 25, 2018

This was a custom makeover requested by a client.  She wanted her old dresser to be painted in duck egg (by Annie Sloan) and then distressed and aged with wax.  It is a look that I get asked to do the most.  

 

With old pieces you want to make sure you clean them really well.  I did go ahead and shellac all of this too as I knew it was going to cause bleed through issues.  I applied 2 coats of clear shellac.  

 

It was painted in duck egg, 2 coats.  I then lightly sanded it all to smooth out brush marks.  I then applied a coat of clear wax.  I let that sit 24 hrs and then applied a coat of dark wax mixed with clear wax.  

You have to play around with the wax sometimes.  It can be tricky so just put a light amount on to start.  If you want to add more, you can do that the next day.  For the hardware, I painted it in the same paint and then distressed them a little, clear waxed, dark waxed, and then added just a tiny bit of copper wax. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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