Hey there! How was your weekend? My sister was in town, and we ended up spending too much money shopping in Anthropologie. It's amazing how quickly those sale items add up, isn't it?
Good thing the latest addition to my son's "tween" room, didn't cost me a dime. Using supplies I already had on hand, I created this faux zinc dresser.
I want the room to have a classic, masculine look with a touch of industrial chic thrown in. So, when I saw this paint technique over at Melaine's blog, I knew it would be perfect for my son's room.
The dresser I used for this project has been in my family for a long time. It was used in my uncle's childhood bedroom, and somehow ended up in my parents' house. When I moved into my first apartment after college, I confiscated it from my parents. I painted it white and used it as a nightstand for many years.
When I was pregnant for the first time, I painted the drawer pulls to suit a baby nursery.
If I had known that I would have 4 boys, I would've skipped the pink and purple :)
Anyway, this little dresser has served our babies well for the past 12 years. But now that the boys are getting older, it's time for this dresser to get a more grown up look, too.
I used supplies that I already had on hand.
I painted the entire piece with two coats of ASCP in Graphite.
When it dried, I put little drops of the metallic paint on top of the dresser. Following Melaine's tutorial, I dipped my paint brush in ASCP soft wax, and brushed through the drops of metallic paint.
If you want more control over the metallic paint, brush the wax on a section of the furniture first. Then put the metallic paint on a paper plate and lightly dab it on the brush before applying it to the furniture.
I finished by pouncing some dark wax in random spots for added dimension.
This is a great paint technique for painters of any skill level. You really can't mess it up. Just play around with it until you get the look you want.
I've made some more progress in this room. I'll be back soon to show you. Have a great day!!
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