Collectors edition dresser

RO: Am ezitat la inceput sa ma imbarc in acest proiect pentru ca piesa mi se parea prea mare si prea butucanoasa. Dar ma bucur ca am ales in final sa-i dau o noua sansa.

Am decis sa-i o ofer o textura mai moale prin folosirea vopselei albe pe baza de apa. Desi initial ma gandisem la o textura usoara cu un sablon, in final am ales sa-i dau o cu totul alta insufletire. Usile comodei sunt acoperite cu paginile unui carti pentru copii in limba franceza.

ENG: I hesitated over this piece because I thought that it was quite big and chunky. But I finally decided to give this dresser some much needed texture and dimension to make it a true Collectors edition dresser.

Collectors edition dresser is the name of the story I made up for the dresser because I truly imagined this in the space of a traveller and collector of tangible memories, each with it`s own tale of the past. It was meant for a very special place and it ended up in such a space, a space that has travelers day and night, an office with more than 10 nationalities, caracters and styles, with gifts and souvenirs from 3 continents! It lies now underneath a beautiful parchment and an African painting.

I decided to soften it up with white water-based paint. At first I wanted to do a steciled dress up, but those are so common now. A little bit of bedtime brainstorming and the dresser came to life.

Started with the sanding process as usual to really get as much of the veener out. Then went the primer and the first coat of white water based paint. After 6 hours I put another coat and after another 2 hours a final very thin one with a roller (that is kinda my secret to getting such a smooth finish to all my dressers). The doors are covered with the pages of a french book, for each page I put o coat of glue and then stick it on. Once the final canvas was ready I went ahead and applied a nice coat of translucid stain. That is all and I hope I did a good job.

Project specs:

70 RON dresser – shoped on okazii.ro

  • 20 RON primar
  • 22 RON 1 can of white water based paint
  • glue
  • 1 book

Love, Miruna

Collectors edition dresser

RO: Am decis sa-i o ofer o textura mai moale prin folosirea vopselei albe pe baza de apa. Desi initial ma gandisem la o textura usoara cu un sablon, in final am ales sa-i dau o cu totul alta insufletire. Usile comodei sunt acoperite cu paginile unui carti pentru copii in limba franceza.

ENG: I decided to soften it up with white water-based paint. At first I wanted to do a steciled dress up, but those are so common now. A little bit of bedtime brainstorming and the dresser came to life. The doors are covered with the pages of a french book.Collectors edition dresser Collectors edition dresser Collectors edition dresser Collectors edition dresserCollectors edition dresser

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