My $40 dresser find!

      Those who know me know I've been looking for a carved detailed dresser with drawers on the top. I'm sure there's a specific name for this style, but I don't know it! I've seen them priced way out of my range on Craigslist a few times and have pretty much given up the hunt on finding one.

     Last Saturday I went to a local garage sale just to find some smalls for my booth space at The Spotted Cow, lo and behold THERE on the side is my baby. My treasure, my most loved find to date!
Of course I figured she'd want a few hundred for her so I casually asked. You know, trying to hide the hope and excitement from my voice? LOL She said, "oh, $40 since it's a really old antique." Um... OK! I paid her the cash chatted a few minutes about what I do and came back with the hubs later to pick it up! Woot! So excited!

I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it so I went to my friend Cortney's shop and bought my Maison Blanche paints and wax. Once I got home I got started right away, I painted two coats of Cobblestone over the entire piece. It gave me a great color and a nice blank slate to get into my favorite part! Antiquing and distressing! 

I highlighted the raised details and some of the edges with Maison White, then went in with MB Le Dirt. This was my first time using Le Dirt on a big piece so I was super nervous I started with the top detail, and fell in love immediately! 

Here she is all finished up and staged in the shop!

I hope you guys like this as much as I do! Remember to visit me at The Spotted Cow located at 
2631 N Main St Walnut Creek, Ca.