There's something uniquely satisfying about breathing new life into an old piece of furniture. Whether it's a hand-me-down, a thrift store find, or a garage sale gem, refinishing furniture allows you to unleash your creativity while preserving cherished memories. In this blog post, we'll take you through the exciting journey of refinishing a dresser using Homestead House Milk Paint in the captivating "Quaker Blue" shade and accentuating it with the depth and richness of Black Furniture Wax. Get ready to witness the magical transformation from drab to fab!
Prepping the Dresser
Before diving into the exciting world of paint and wax, it's crucial to properly prepare the dresser. Start by cleaning the surface with TSP Alternative to remove dirt, and grime. Scuff sanding the surface gently will help create a smooth canvas for the milk paint to adhere to. Remember, the key to a flawless finish lies in the preparation.
Choosing Homestead House Milk Paint "Quaker Blue"
Homestead House Milk Paint offers an array of beautiful and captivating colours, and "Quaker Blue" is no exception. With its timeless appeal and calming aura, this shade adds a touch of sophistication to any piece of furniture. Milk paint has a unique quality of creating a slightly weathered, distressed look, reminiscent of antique charm.
Applying Homestead House Milk Paint
First, mix the Milk Paint with a 1:1 ratio of water to milk paint powder and stir for 30 seconds. Next, using a high-quality paintbrush, we recommend a Staalmeester brush and apply a thin and even coat of "Quaker Blue" milk paint to the dresser's surface. Don't be alarmed if the initial coat seems slightly translucent; milk paint tends to reveal its true colour as it dries. Allow the first coat to dry completely, approximately 20 minutes, then apply additional coats until you achieve the desired depth of colour. The beauty of milk paint lies in its organic variations, so embrace any subtle imperfections that may arise during the process.
If you're looking to achieve a vintage or rustic appearance, consider distressing the dresser after the paint has fully dried. Use sandpaper to gently rub away areas on the edges and corners, revealing hints of the wood beneath. This step adds character and depth, contributing to the overall allure of the finished piece.
Introducing Black Fusion Furniture Wax
Now comes the exciting part: enhancing the dresser's beauty with Fusion Furniture Wax in the captivating black shade. This wax offers a stunning contrast against the "Quaker Blue" milk paint, accentuating details and creating a velvety finish.
Using a clean cloth or wax brush, apply the black wax in a thin, even layer. Allow it to dry for 3-5 minutes, then gently buff the surface to a soft sheen. The fusion of rich colour and lustrous wax lends an air of sophistication to the dresser, turning it into a true work of art.
Quaker Blue and Black Furniture Wax
Refinishing furniture is a rewarding endeavour that allows you to breathe new life into cherished pieces. With the enchanting "Quaker Blue" Homestead House Milk Paint and the deep, luxurious touch of Black Fusion Furniture Wax, you can transform a plain dresser into a stunning statement piece that exudes elegance and charm.
So, roll up your sleeves, unleash your creativity, and embark on a journey to create a masterpiece.