Aurora and Dove Dresser with Mirror
This stunning dresser has been given a complete makeover with Vintro Aurora Chalk Paint and two layers of wax.
Aurora is a beautifully soft grey-blue, which has been complemented perfectly with layers of dark wax and Dove wax. Giving this old dresser and mirror a new lease on life.
Painted in Aurora chalk paint using our Staalmeester pro-hybrid brush painting in all directions. We painted for full coverage with the first coat being undiluted and the second coat watered down by dipping the brush in water and then paint before brushing it on.
Once we had full coverage, we mixed Vintro's dark and clear waxes together in a 60:40 mix, we did this to lighten the dark wax as we wanted lots if the Aurora to come through. Brushing the wax on with our natural bristle brush, we wiped off the excess with a rag. Once completed we took some of the dark wax away with our fine-grade steel wool, mostly on the top, sides and main panels of the drawers.
We then made a coloured wax using Dove chalk paint and clear wax. We did about a 1:1 mix of wax to paint. This was brushed on over the dark wax and the excess was taken off with a rag. This second layer really changed the look again and brought out more of the blue from the Aurora base.
To finish we used some of our French gilding wax in silver to highlight the edges of the drawers, the knobs and the mirror. We did this quite subtly but it brought the whole piece together.
- Aurora Chalk Paint
- Dove Chalk Paint
- Staalmeester Series 2020 Pro-Hybrid Brush in size 18
- Staalmeester Natural Bristle Brush
- Dark Wax
- Clear Wax
- Premium Lint-Free White Rags
- French Gilding Wax in Silver
Video How-To Guides and Resources:
- How to apply dark wax with Vintro NZ
- How to create a coloured wax with Vintro NZ
- Aged and textured paint recipe by Vintro NZ
Delivery: please get in touch for a quote or we can arrange pick-up in our Mt Eden store.