|This is what your Mother really wants for Mother's Day|
|"Gee Thanks...Now Where is My Dresser?"|
This is my old chest of drawers that is most likely a stained maple. It has seen better days but is structurally sound and has nice details.
|Side View of Chest|
|All the drawers and facing with bright silver foil.|
|Side with the bright silver foil|
When the pattern dried in about an hour, I applied an antiquing glaze over the whole piece. This was made with equal parts Black and Dark Brown Faux Color thinned with a glaze medium. If you can not purchase Faux Color, then a mix of 1/2 part Ebony Stain to 1 part Rich Brown Stain to 1 part American Walnut Stain will work. I brushed this and stippled with cheesecloth leaving the stipple heavier on the gold surround.
The Finished Piece! I just need to seal with a topcoat.
|For the top, I did one of my activated granite finishes-there are not just for counter tops!|
Piece Number Two: The Kashmiri Blue
|This was a sweet piece that I have had for several years. The stencils are from Royal Design Studio where you may find several stencils that fit furniture pieces well.|
We prepped this cabinet the same way as the first one. Ashley also applied the Wunda Size in the same manner. Over the size, we applied a foil that is in a light pumpkin color 100% to the piece-drawers and frame.
I rolled this custom stain color I call Kashmiri Blue made from Turquoise Concentrate and Pickling White Stain covering the foil 100%. As the blue dries, I use cheesecloth to pull through in areas revealing areas of the pumpkin foil underneath.
This is a tricky was to glaze but the stain mottles beautifully. I flicked the stain to create some heavier water marks.
The finished piece from the front. It is hard to photograph because the foils want to flash. In person, the overall effect is very soft and looks antiqued.
The finished Kashmiri chest from the side. Now I have only one thing left to do....
|"OK Mom, best 2 out of 3 and I get to keep both pieces and you get flowers"|