Overhauled Dresser with Vintage Blueprints & Yardsticks

August 26th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
17 users recommend

I just finished this overhauled vintage low dresser.  I used my router to carve out some long paths to embed lots of nice vintage yardsticks into the surface.  Inside each field lies an original old blueprint with lots of nice detail. I was able to match up the paint pretty good with some Annie Sloan chalk paint.  Lots of careful distressing and several coats of wax finished things up.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, yardsticks, chalk paint, dresser, distressed

Comments (10)

gadgetsponge writes: Thanks again everyone! So much support! On the wax, I don't add much each time but I wanted to added protection since it could be getting a lot of use in the future by the potential new owner. I would have preferred to use polyurethane on this one but I wanted the aging of the dark wax. I HATE buffing! Haha. Posted: 3:45 pm on August 31st
georgiamoon writes: You are so talented! I am loving your painting techniques.
Georgia Posted: 7:54 am on August 30th
Repurposer writes: I love this and how original it is. Nobody has one like this!!! Why did you have to add so much wax? I was told with chalk paint you don't want to add but a little of wax. I'm just now experiencing with chalk paint. I don't know much about it except for what others have told me.

Great job! Posted: 11:47 am on August 29th
MamaAnnie writes: Very cool!! Posted: 8:28 am on August 29th
azuremouse writes: Liked the evolution from simple distressing/aging to what looks like artwork. Posted: 8:21 am on August 29th
gadgetsponge writes: Thanks everyone - so supportive! I knew I'd get a comment from Jim! Haha. Posted: 5:14 pm on August 28th
RenewedInterest writes: Love the color, especially with blueprints. Great idea! Posted: 3:05 pm on August 28th
Bec4 writes: I love this so much--want it! Posted: 6:56 pm on August 27th
Junkpony writes: This is beautiful, love the 'inlaid' look of the top. Great job! Posted: 6:33 am on August 27th
JunkArchitect writes: How could I not love a piece covered in blueprints! Great color too.

Posted: 5:01 am on August 27th
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