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FreshCutFabric Blog: The Art of Decoupage

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The paint on this piece is pale lavender. Bees and applied detail were done with silver leaf. It was then toned down with a hefty dose of dark umber and black glaze.

Sydney Barton - Painted Furniture: Dresser with Silver Leaf Trim

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5 common mistakes people make when painting furniture

Amazing Antique Grotto Shell Art Dresser

Fab French Dresser, Original HP Roses~Romantic Country ~ amazing lamp and chair also

Wish I knew about this earlier!!! How to Paint Cabinets or Furniture... using liquid sandpaper (deglosser).... - cuts out the sanding step. From Better Homes and Gardens

I like this idea (chair back)

One coat of acrylic primer sand it down again (using very fine sand paper) a coat of grey furniture wax (rub it on and buff it out) and a new toile de jouy fabric Just a day's work and voila!! ....so pretty again

The top is a layer of coco chalk paint with dark wax and a good sanding to bring some of the old color through. The hardware was too "new" looking so it was dry brushed with a little french linen and a good dark wax.