Several weeks ago Ryan happened upon an estate sale ad on CL that contained a house full of Drexel Accolade furniture. I am really over campaign furniture, but I did not have an accolade in my portfolio and wanted one of the pieces. Ryan went to the estate sale, last minute, because that is his M.O., and picked up the last piece from a large set that wasn’t sold. It came with a mirror and I usually hate mirrors, but we liked this one, so I painted it separately in navy blue and kept it for my own living room.
The dresser was in mint vintage condition. Looked brand new, but obviously that ugly brown isn’t a money maker, so I modernized it with some high gloss paint!
Regular readers know I’ve been experimenting with Fine Paints of Europe Hollandlac Brilliant Oil Enamel as part of my quest to offer high gloss furniture without the frustration of using topcoats! When I say that out loud, it sounds stupid, because this paint has more issues than topcoat, but I am determined that in time – I will get better – and it will be the best solution. That’s what I’m telling myself.
Something else I want to try is nitrocellulose tinted lacquer. Has anyone else out there tried it? If so, where do you buy it? It’s hard to find information about the product by googling.
This project only got repainted once. The first time I sprayed it the orange peel on the top was so bad. I tried to fix it, but ultimately had to sand down and repaint. I was super happy with the end result after I repainted!