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Find and prepare 🎨

When you search well and at the right time, you can find beautiful second-hand furniture, sometimes it is even free.
For this project, I got the dresser for $ 35. I deep cleaned it inside and out with TSP cleaner.
Then I sanded quickly with 120 sandpaper, then wiped again to remove dust. I fixed a few spots with wood putty, then sanded those specific spots and wiped off the dust.
Before making your furniture, you must also remember to remove the handles. The good preparation of the furniture is very important!
On this piece of furniture, I had to do two coats of primer. I sanded the surface between each coat with 120 grit sandpaper.

The real start

 I did 2 coats of Ballerina, with a light sanding in between the coats.  
The colour just felt right for the delicate nature on the dresser. 
 The reason to sand in between coats is to help minimize brush strokes and to give it a smooth finish. 
Now for the fun,  I put the dresser on its back, with the drawers in, to make it easy to place my flowers.  I did a batch of resin molds (the instructions are on the box, super easy) and placed them in different locations. 
 I glued them down once I was happy with the location.  Then I went back and did another batch of molds, placed them and then glued down.  
I would cut the molds if they were partly on the drawers and dresser to give it a cohesive look when the drawers were closed.  This meant I could open my drawers.  I repeated this process until the project felt done.  
Once the glue had set, I could then paint the flowers with Ballerina.  
But it didn’t feel done.  I decided to make the flowers pop, by dry brushing them in Peony.  I then finished and sealed the project with clear wax.
 Then I put wooden knobs, painted in Ballerina, in place of the original ones. 


Pretty happy with my end result, it’s just about letting your imagination run wild.
In case of a hitch, you can always start over! You can also ask questions of Colorantic experts!



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