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Hi, I'm Suzanne and I'm a stay at home mother to three. I have started my own vintage furniture business and am writing this blog to document its journey from idea to reality. My favorite things include my Matthew, Ella and Sophie, my handsome husband and all things PAINT! Believe me, I am not an experienced business person but I do know how to sand, strip, paint and am a DIY queen, so please follow along as I navigate the ups and downs of The Painted Drawer. Please join in the fun and become a member or subscribe. Cheers!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Vintage Love

I spent the day yesterday working on a lovely little dresser that I purchased last week.  It was in poor shape but had the charm and detail that I knew would pop with a coat of paint - not to mention the sweet ring pulls and keyhole drawers!

A mixture of white and grey created a soft, pale hue that has a slight tinge of blue to it.  Distressed to show off its true age and lines, then waxed for a soft and smooth finish -

vintage love!

This was done with one light coat of paint, sandpaper and one coat of wax by Annie Sloan.  I believe it would look fantastic as a little chest in a foyer to put the kids hats and gloves in.  Or, in the living room in a corner with a lamp on top.  For now, it is in my living room :)

Today, at The Old Lucketts Store, I purchased a new chalk based paint from a line named Maison Blanche.  The interesting fact is their dark wax can be applied directly without a clear wax applied prior.  I will take some pics to share and let you know how it goes!  Until then -

Keep warm!

Now on Projects page - the update on Maison Blanche Paint.

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