How sweet did these drawers turn out? Read on to find out how I created them!
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This is how the drawers started out. I cleaned with White Lightning then sanded the dark varnish off the top third of the drawers completely. I scuff sanded the rest.
I made a template from cardboard using the original scallop pattern on the from lip of the drawers. I flipped the drawers over and traced the scallop pattern onto the cardboard with a pencil. I wanted to use this pattern to create a colour block on the drawers.
I cut the pencil line out to give me this handy guide to create my own scallop pattern!
I placed the template on the drawers and drew my line around the front and two sides with a pencil.
I painted the line with an artists brush in the colour 'Merlot'. This is a limited edition fall colour from Dixie Belle Paint.
I painted the rest of the drawers beneath the line.
I used a wash of Sand Bar Chalk Mineral Paint over the top part of the drawers (where I had sanded the varnish right back)
I applied the wash to create a faux bleached wood effect. If you'd like to see this technique in more detail I added a video at the bottom of this blog post!
I applied Best Dang Wax in Clear over the entire piece to seal, protect and give a beautiful sheen.
Below is the finished piece and some close ups. I hope this has been useful!