I’m not a big fan of oak. Out of all the woods, it just really isn’t one of my favorites. When I saw this at a yard sale, I couldn’t pass it up.
You see, I fell in love with those brass drawer pulls. They just kind of sucked me right in. I had flashes of campaign dressers that I’d seen on pinterest. Like this:
This piece isn’t an actual campaign dresser, but an Outrigger by Young Hinkle made for children. The best (safety for kids) is that the drawers don’t come out. This isn’t so much fun when you’re painting it. Anyway, there was some great panneling on the side that I thought would look great in nautical stripes.
So I got my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Napoleonic Blue out and started to paint the entire piece except for where I wanted my Old White stripes:
|First coat of Napoleonic Blue|
I did two coats of Napoleonic Blue, two coats of Old White and two coats of clear wax. Then I buffed the whole thing. Here is my ship shape dresser now:
|Jason Paints Shark Watercolor|
And the other side:
What do you think? Is it ship shape and Bristol fashion?
|Ship Shape Dresser (After)|