It started out forest green. When was it in style to
paint with that color.
Oh ya the 80's!
The entire dresser was scraped and sanded.
(disclaimer) NO STRIPPER (disclaimer)
was employed during the making of this film.
George was upset, he wanted a stripper.
I purposely left tiny hints of each of the 3 paint
colors that had been on it to add to the vintage feel.
Green, white, and the original cream color.
After getting it all cleaned and sanded I started to
paint the *stamps* on the face of the drawers.
It was all done by hand as you can clearly see with
Before adding the elaberate brass handles and
keyplate it was stained with a walnut stain
and polished with finishing wax.
While I was doing the embellishments I tryed many technics but this worked the best and easiest.
First I sketch with pencil my Fleur De Li, then went over the outline with a fine sharpie marker. It was then filled in with fat chisel tip marker. The finer sharpie marker doesn't seem to come off during the antiqueing part. You can see above how the outline stayed and the filled in part lifted just right.
Do you prefer to scrape and sand or use a stripper?
Have you done hand painting on furniture if so how did it go?