How To Build A Rustic Top & Black Wash Paint
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Caviar
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Colonial Black Gel Stain
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Vintage oak dresser. In need of repair and paint.
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Step one- assess the piece. Check for damages and clean well with White Lightning inside and out.
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White Lightning is powder mixed into warm water. I use a spray bottle. Spray, clean and wipe down.
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The top to this piece was split and warped. I used a rubber mallet and removed the top.
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Using wood glue I repaired and glued joints inside the piece.
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Clean the inside again. Remove all hardware. Repair damages with Dixie Belle Mud.
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Dixie “Mud” can fill veneer, gouges, and holes. I filled original hardware holes and scrapes.
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When Mud dries you can sand back to flat.
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Big Mamas Butta applied to the wood on wood drawer glides. Conditions and helps glide.
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I used keyhole moulds to cover the holes from the missing keyhole area. Painted black to prep.
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See how easy the Mud sands back? Smooth finish ready for paint!
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Apply keyhole moulds with wood glue to cover holes. Wait until dry.
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Apply Caviar. Spray with a misting bottle filled with water. Wipe back to reveal wood.
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Build layers of paint in the same fashion. You can also dry brush Caviar on the edges to darken.
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Work in small sections so your paint stays wet and moveable.
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Measure the top of the dresser. Use scrap wood to build a new top.
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Cut plank wood to size. Sand smooth. Add rustic charm by aging with a hammer, marks and holes.
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Sand edges smooth.
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Check size and fit. Note the aging marks on the top planks. This will add detail when stained.
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I like to use black screws to drill and secure from the top.
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Stain the planks, sides and edges too! Gel Stain in Colonial Black. Wiped on each plank. One coat.
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Wait until the Gel Stain has dried before securing down.
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I added one extra board to secure the frame and prepare for the new top.
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Line up new boards with a even over hang. Drill holes for screws.
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Screw down from the top with black screws. Rustic plank look.
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Now the “new” top matches the aged vintage base. Recycling supplies I had on hand.
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I sealed the entire piece in Clear Coat Satin. Applied with a brush.
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I spray painted old gold hardware I had from a previous piece. Black stainless steel color.
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I drilled new hardware holes for the new hardware.
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Now the flaws and knicks on the piece have charm. Every mark tells a story.
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Stage and photograph. Look at the amazing new top! Gel Stain in Colonial Black. One coat.
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This piece was created and built with all items I had on hand during quarantine 04/20.
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Gorgeous new life to a hundred year old piece. Keeping in character and theme with the age.
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Thanks to Dixie Belle paint products!
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Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to follow me on all social media @thetopdrawerrva
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