So we bought these two matching dressers (one long skinny and one tall), and I was so excited to get started on them for obvious reasons. They had TONS of detail and character, a glazers dream… or so I thought. Here's the before picture straight out of craigslist. Sorry there's no before pic of the tall dresser:
So we got busy priming… kinda looks great white, eh?
Then we sprayed these babies down with antique gold… which was more like a shinny GOLD gold, but it was ok because we knew we'd be glazing/antiquing anyways (and by we, I mean me).
It took me THREE WEEKS to glaze all 14 drawers, and if you've ever glazed anything before, you have lots of appreciation for all these cracks and crevices that you have to glob the glaze down into. It goes without saying that this project wore out it's welcome a long time ago. I've been SO ready to move on to some other fun things in our garage. Our warm, insulated/heated garage. 🙂
Here's the product of all our (my) labor!!! Ok it's true, it looks pretty darn awesome. And ok… I guess it was worth it all. They look so fancy!
Excuse the photos, we just snapped them in the garage. We weren't about to haul these suckers inside and make them look pretty just for pictures.
And because I'm a sucker for before/after shots, this one's for me!
So now you know why we've been so delayed on furniture projects. Note to self: ‘glazing awesomeness does not require THIS much detail in a piece of furniture.'