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The Painted Dresser

by - Sunday, April 10, 2011

If you follow me on Facebook, you would have seen a photo similar to this...

It does kinda look like birch wallpaper like some of you guessed, but really its the pseudo painting booth HandyMan has set up in our garage. To prevent paint from getting everywhere, he stapled plastic dropsheets to one of the beams. They roll up and are tied with velcro straps when not in use - and you can see that in three years they've gotten a LOT of use. Like this weekend, where this pretty

got a coat of Martha Stewart's Schoolhouse Slate paint and is now looking like this...

LOVE. I was looking for a milky, moody, somewhat historical bluey-grey-green colour and who does that better than Martha? The paint will look darker when the dresser is moved inside. One more coat* and a polishing of the original hardware and we can move the dresser back into the living room. The room is coming together, slowly but surely.

*Did you know that oil-based paints are no longer being sold or manufactured in Canada? We used a high-gloss oil on Chloe's mini-chair and that thing has taken quite the beating and it still hasn't chipped. We wanted the same durable oil finish for the dresser but no luck. Stores are selling their remaining stock of oil based paints and primers and once they're gone, they're gone.

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