Hello to all! I feel like time has gotten away with me this week. I haven’t even visited many of your blogs and linky party’s that I love. So sorry, I’ll do better. Summer has been busy with having all four of my grands home at once, but it has been really fun and we have done a lot of creative projects together. I have also been able to sneak in a few of my own and I’m excited to share them with you.
I sure do love my mod podge. I have been dying to try it on an old dresser that I have. I knew that I wouldn’t hurt this old thing. This dresser is older that I am and very beat up. It’s one of those pieces of furniture that has been in the garage, closet, school, you name it, I’m pretty sure that this dresser has been in every one of my siblings rooms as well as their homes. When I moved into my first apartment it ended up with me, again! So I wanted to give it a pretty finish even though the drawers constantly squeaks every time I open and close them. lol ~But I still love you~
I used the same process that I did on my other mod podge projects. If your interested just click here.
Before I did the mod podge, I painted the shell of the dresser with a light gray chalk paint. I also used my favorite crackle (click here for the crackle process) to give it that wonderful patina that I love. The dresser was painted in a flat french blue, I wanted that to show through the gray.
I love this process, you would never know that it was a new paint job. I can’t believe how I try to give my furniture an old look when most people want to make their furniture look new. lol But that’s just crazy me! lol
I used some vintage books for the top and the drawers. They have that nice worn out look! I even used some old sheet music and added vintage photos from books on it.
The dresser even got a sweet set of glass knobs. I had to make sure that all of the pages were proper for children’s little eyes, one is reading now and he keeps me on my toes. lol
So sorry I didn’t notice the little finger prints on the chalk board. Oh well. One thing about mod podge is that it leaves a nice surface after it is dry and I can wipe messy’s right off, and at my house that is a must.
I really like the way it turned out and it adds a lot of charm to my kitchen and added storage. I would love to hear about any of your projects that you are doing or if you have a temped a mod podge project.
Thank you for visiting my friends! Enjoy your day!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
Inspiration Monday Party @ What Meegan Makes
Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
Show and Share @ Coastal Charm
Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill
Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Mod Mix Monday @ Mod Vintage Life
The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm
Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose
Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life
What’s It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure
Before and After Wednesday @The Dedicated House
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Thing’s
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Shabbilicious Friday Link Party @ Shabby Art Boutique
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Anythings Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House
Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice
Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies