Well hello my friends!
It makes me so happy when I find a new paint, a great new paint color, or new tool to add to my painting bag of tricks. Today, I’m sharing a new (to me) color from Fusion Mineral Paint called “Champlain.” It’s a very pretty warm, creamy white that reminds me of a vintage grain sack. If you are looking for a neutral paint, this is a nice one.
I found this sweet vintage dresser while out thrifting and, of course, scooped it up. Just look at all those gorgeous details. You know I had to have it.
The finish on the top was quite worn, but otherwise this dresser was in good shape. The wood veneer was pretty, but just a bit too busy with all the different wood patterns and the carved details. My plan was to lighten it up, tone it down and simplify the overall look of this piece. Champlain was perfect for the job.
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Materials and Supplies
1. Prep and Prime
I filled the major gouges with wood filler and then sanded the entire dresser with 220 grit sandpaper. I vacuumed and cleaned it inside and out. I then gave it a coat of shellac based primer. When painting with white on vintage dressers, I always prime with a sealing primer to ward off the dreaded bleed through. BIN Shellac primer is my favorite because it dries quickly to a very smooth finish and usually blocks any bleed through (I’ve had a few stubborn bleeders that required additional applications of shellac).
2. Paint with Fusion Mineral Paint
After the primer was dry, I gave it a quick sanding with my sanding sponge and wiped it down again. I sprayed two coats of paint using my HomeRight Finish Max sprayer, sanding between coats. Fusion Mineral Paint can be brushed on, but I opted to spray to save time and to more easily cover all the carved detail.
3. Seal with Topcoat
Once dry, I sealed it up with 2 coats of General Finishes High Performance topcoat in flat. While Fusion does not require a topcoat, which is wonderful, I like to add an additional layer of durability, especially with white pieces. Also, the Fusion finish is very matte, and I wanted to add a soft sheen to the finish.
4. Replace Hardware
The original hardware is so pretty, and I just cleaned it up and put it back on. I love when these dressers still have their original hardware. Such a bonus. Now the drop pulls stand out against the white.
The lovely details.
So, I found the cute frame during a recent trip to Vancouver, B.C. It’s from a furniture and home decor shop called Urban Barn. The sweet cow is just a stock photo, but I’ve left it in the frame because I really like it. Is that weird?
The backsplash is removable, too, which adds to the versatility of this piece.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great week!
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