This Classic Eight Drawer Painted Malcolm Duncan Phyfe Style Dresser is another one of those pieces that have been sitting around for longer than I’d like to admit. I purchased it from a gentleman in Ancaster on “Joanne” Crescent. I remember it being winter time when we picked it up and how treacherous the porch and driveway was with ice. I’m not much for this heat we’ve been having but I’d much rather take this heat than those freezing temperatures, any day of the week!
I first stripped and sanded the top of the mahogany veneer. I then stained it with General Finishes Java Gel Stain to get this deep rich colour with a bit of the natural red coming through in the mahogany. Lastly, I applied a good coat of General Finishes 450 Exterior Topcoat. I know what you’re thinking, why an outdoor topcoat? Well, I ran out of the High Performance and the 450 Exterior is just as good!
The colour I chose was Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre. As usual, it went on beautifully! I did two coats and then some distressing before waxing it with clear soft wax also by ASCP. I buffed it out to a beautiful shine. One great thing about this weather is the ability to work with wax and it goes on wonderfully! Just love it!
My final step was giving the Hepplewhite hardware a spray with oil rubbed bronze for a lovely contrast to the cream colour of the Old Ochre.
Before and After:
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