I picked up this cool empire style dresser in tiger oak and it sat around until I figured out what
to do with it. It barely hits me at my hip. Were people super small 100 years ago or what??
This is a perfect piece for a little person.
The wood wasn't in the best condition and I ended up replacing one of the drawer bottoms. Plus, the top is not solid. It's a veneer tiger oak. (Did you know that tiger oak and quarter-sawn is the same?)
Anyhoo, Since it's so low, I thought about doing a cool peacock mosaic on top. I must have a
bazillion mosaic tiles in every color.
I used two of my favorite colors of milk paint; peacock and the wonderful turquoise color (labeled as cobalt) from the Real Milk Paint Co.
I am partial to their paint because it mixes so easily and the colors are beautiful.
I've tried another make, and I found it to clump way too much.
I layered on the turquoise first and then painted over that with the peacock.
Sanding just melds them all together. And of course the tung-oil just makes the colors
Look at how the beautiful the "tiger" shows through!
Here's a cool close-up of the detail in the corner. I love how milk paint accents the wood.
I thought about replacing the knobs but just painted the originals instead.
Obviously the far right is the finished one! Tung-oil makes it shine!
Had to stage it with my peacock photograph!
Linking up at my fave parties!! :