Thursday, October 24, 2013

Prison Dresser

A few months back I saw a dresser in a magazine that changed my world. 

It was black and white striped. 
And the drawers met the stripes perfectly.
And the top was left with rich wood stain. 
And for the first time in my life I considered the felonies I would commit to get a piece of furniture.

But decided to try my own version with this dresser I picked up at an auction instead. I was invested as soon as I saw the hardware.

I meticulously taped off the lines for the stripes.

And painted the stripes in Annie Sloan Graphite and Old White.

And painted the corresponding drawers to match.

I distressed the top and mid wood sections and treated them with wood oil.

The striped segments were distressed as well and finished with wax. Dark wax for the Graphite and clear with a dab of dark for the Old White.

I hope that no one punches me for it at the JITT Vintage Market on the 9th.
Wait, a small part of me hope someone tries.
Because I'll understand.
It's the stripes. And what some of us do for a good black and white.