Layered look dresser. Sometimes it is cold in the morning and hot in the afternoon, so you need the “Layered Look”.
It was getting to be a hot afternoon, so I worked fast to give this piece a makeover.
Thanks to CeCe Caldwell’s paints, which are SO easy to use, I was able to give it a unique “old” look, in about the time it takes to iron the pile of clothes in my laundry room (which is a subject for another day…….). Probably two hours at the most and I was done.
All the hardware was removed, and I gave the piece a thorough sanding on the top to smooth out some of the scratches. Next I took my beloved Virginia Chestnut and watered it down until it was very thin and spreadable. I covered the entire piece and drawers. This paint dries so fast too that by the time you are finishing up the last part of your piece, it will almost be time to start on the next layer. TRUE! You can create a fabulous furniture makeover in less than an hour. No priming, no sanding (unless you had deep scratches), just start painting.
I used Young Kansas Wheat for the main color and painted a thin coat of this all over the piece. When this was dry, I sanded the entire thing with 320 grit paper. This burnishes the paint, and gives you a perfectly, glass-smooth surface. I wanted the Virginia Chestnut to show through, so I did this two ways. First, by using a damp cloth and just gently rubbing the edges. You can distress this paint by rubbing it! Then I finished with a 220 grit for more distressing. I sealed the piece using CeCe Caldwell’s 100% Natural Clear Wax and some CeCe Caldwell’s Aging Cream (hint, don’t put this on your face... I also darkened the handles by using my favorite Coffee Bean Colorant by Modern Masters.
Look at how beautiful layering CeCe Caldwell’s paints can be. And the aging the wax gives it yet one more dimension. This piece sold quickly!
If you would like to see more of the layered look, or amazing ways you can use CeCe Caldwell’s Paints, check out my post, Amazing Things you Can do With CeCe Caldwell’s.
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