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Purple/Gray floral dresser

This piece is available to purchase in my Etsy store.

The color I used on this piece is called Rodmell and it is an Annie Sloan paint.

I first cleaned the piece well. I then painted on 2 coats of the chalk paint. Usually in between the 1st coat an 2nd coat of paint I do some hand sanding with a 220 grit sandpaper to smooth the paint. I also do this after the last coat. It's best to do this outside. You don't have to take this step but I prefer to do this.

After letting the final coat of paint dry for 24 hrs I then started putting on the furniture transfer. This one is called June, Ode to Henry Fletcher (and a few pieces of leftover flowers from other transfers). It is by Iron Orchid Designs. You can do a google search for their retailers or see if someone on Etsy is selling them. I have a few YouTube videos you could watch on this process with putting on the IOD transfers on furniture. You want to make sure you wait at least 24 hrs after your last coat of paint before you put on transfers. Then after they are on the furniture make sure you go over them well, pressing all over, before you apply the topcoat.

For the sides of the dresser I applied a stencil using dry wall paste. It works well and is inexpensive. I have the process on my YouTube channel. Once that dried I painted over it all with the rodmell paint. After the paint dried I then applied copper colored mica powder on the stencil pattern. You just have to first brush on a little bit of AS wax and then apply the mica powder with a brush. There might even be a video of this on my channel or perhaps on my Instagram account.

Usually I use Annie Sloan wax as my topcoat but I have used General Finishes topcoats on the furniture with transfers and also Modern Masters dead flat varnish.

I put on 2 coats of topcoat. For this dresser the first coat of wax was clear wax and then I waited 24 hrs and put on a coat of dark wax to age the piece a bit.

If you are not familiar with using AS waxes you could go to my YouTube channel and watch some how-to videos on waxing. It's the topcoat I use the most often as I love the finish it produces and it is a very touch and durable protection.

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