I am so far behind on my list of projects as our March Break continues for one more week. I have made some small headway on the Kent Coffey dresser over the last couple of weeks. I was planning to wait until it was complete to reveal it but you're getting a sneak peak.
After much consideration as to what should be done I figured I'd try my hand at something new. Distressing is new (to me). I should try that I thought. It must be easy. You just scratch it up and it'll look old and distressed. Easy peasy. WRONG!
Distressing is actually quite time consuming and the attention to detail required is staggering. I started off a bit heavy handed and ended up with these not-so-authentic looking gouges in the paint job. Ahhhhh. Visions of repainting the entire piece were dancing through my head.
So a few touch ups later I was back at it. I realize there are virtually no rules when distressing but I also realize that what I like is a very softly distressed look. A little wear around drawers and top of dresser is just fine.
The top of the dresser remains a bit of a conundrum. I have made a few distress marks across the top but I'm not sure I like them. I will have to wait a day or two and see. This is one of the better marks. But the question is, would it look weird to have none on the top? I think it would but I could be wrong.
I know all my blogger buddies are experts at this distressing thing but my heart rate is only now approaching normal days later. The next step is staining it. I have a black stain and I'm a little freaked out by that process as well. Wish me luck!