RICH ESPRESSO FINISH - black and white paris dresser

 
Richer than black, warmer than ebony, it's ESPRESSO!
and I'm not talking about coffee ladies.
 
 
I painted the top of this Paris rue dresser with one coat of ASCP Graphite over a medium colored
wood finish. Graphite is a dark charcoal color but is too flat on it's own.
 
 
Once the paint dried I applied a liberal layer or 2 of ASCP dark wax.
 
 
Above you can see the upper edge has dark wax on it and the lower edges is just raw graphite paint.
I took a dozen photos to show you this and it's still iffy whether you can see the difference perfectly.
 
 
The dark wax takes a long time to dry if you want it to be rich and heavy. I let it dry for several days,
 buffing occasionally then adding a coat of clear wax to give it a nice shine.

 
These handles are done the same way as the Etsy hardware.

 
I added some well placed graphics to the drawers.
*Well placed* is an interesting term considering I tried several different ideas,
in several different locations, sanding away the mistakes in between attempts.

 
These graphics were drawn and filled in with black paint pens. 
 
 
 


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4 comments:

  1. So pretty. Love the graphics you chose & the handles are perfect. Beautiful job as always, Dee from My Painted Stuff.

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  2. Love the dresser and the tip on how to tame down graphite. thanks for showing these ideas.

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  3. Kristy, I love the dresser, gorgeous colour choices. The graphics are amazing,you must have a steady hand. Was great seeing you again. Great job on this as usual. hugs Tobey

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