I have had this dresser sitting in storage for over a year! I finally gave it the makeover it deserved and in my favorite paint color, Naval!
I love 1970’s Mediterranean style furniture. I snatch it up whenever I see it at garage sales. This type of furniture is super heavy and sturdy and the curves and crevices just scream for a coat of wax. You can see where I painted it’s sister armoire in grey and white here.
This dresser is laminate wood, making the surface super slick and shiny – perfect for Heirloom chalk-type paints. There is no sanding and no priming required when using Heirloom Traditions Paint. Even on glossy fake wood pieces like this – all you do is brush it on and call it done!
I painted the drawer pulls in gold to give it a touch of glam.
I also mixed in metallic copper pigments into clear wax to give it a subtle metallic sheen ( you can find the tutorial for using metallic pigments in wax here!) . It’s not Liberace inspired but gives it a boost in the fab department.
It’s hard to see the shimmer in pictures but it’s there!
I fell in love with this deer head covered in vintage book pages. I added a mink collar and brooch because, let’s face it, a mink just makes everyone feel a little more lady like. Even faux deer heads.
I am saving this piece to sell at our Lost & Foundry Monthly Marke. I have been painting up a storm getting ready for the sale! That means I will have lots of furniture makeovers to reveal in the next couple of weeks.