I'm still loving the whole
gray and white trend.
The colors are so easy to live with.
So, a gray and white palette with arrow art
make a fun paint design for an old dresser.
Here are some tips
on how it went from "before" to "after".
It did need some sanding,
especially on top.
Then I used a coat of deglosser.
Next, I brushed on Zinnser oil based primer.
It provides a great bond coat.
It dries to touch in 30 minutes
and to recoat in one hour.
My next coat was a textural application
using one puddle of white
and one puddle of gray.
Dip one side of your brush in white
and the other in gray.
Apply in figure 8 motion
over entire surface.
For the top coat, now,
I repeat the two color application,
but add floetrol or clear glaze to my brush first.
This way, the paints will blend better
and you will get a feathery blended look.
You will still be able to see two colors.
It will be a faded and softened look.
Then, using a small flat brush,
I painted the white arrow and stitch detail.
You can use your finger to smudge in the white
on the arrow tip to get a chalky look.
The glass knobs add a little sparkle
without obstructing the design.
Isn't it fun to see how paint transforms
those old pieces!