Deep navy dresser with Rifle Paper découpage

I'm not sure I'm ready to let this one go, but here it is! 

Solid wood dresser painted in oxford navy with Rifle paper découpage drawers. I've been holding on to this dresser for oh my gosh...I think almost 8 or 9 years. I had found it at a yard sale of one of my parents neighbours. It was a sad little thing, super solid but with layers and layers of glossy brown paint (insert puke emoji)! And so while it had potential, it stayed hidden away for years. Apparently, all it was waiting for was the year 2020 and a global pandemic to strike me with inspiration.

For it's 2020 debut, the top of the dresser was wood grained using multiple layers of whites, greys and beiges then clear and dark waxes. The body was painted oxford navy then washed with graphite to give the colour depth. For an extra bit of fun, I used rifle paper that I had been hoarding to découpage the top drawers and hand drew leafy branches on the inside of the drawers. I just can't resist running my hand over the surface every time I walk by. 

Depth: 18''
Width: 36''
Height: 34''

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