Thursday, September 19, 2013

German Numbered Dresser

This piece was done for my oldest son over the summer. Originally, at his request, I had created a dresser with an American flag on the front. He loved it, but it was a long dresser and it never really fit the space in his room. So, when I found this tall and narrow dresser, I decided to sell the flag dresser. Wanting to try something different from a flag, we decided on doing this new piece in a spin off of the popular numbered drawers, by doing the numbers in German. As a student studying German and with German heritage, this seemed like a fun and fresh look for him. Although, I had to wonder if a woman in Germany was at this time also painting a numbered dresser using the English language and thinking herself original?

Either way, I do love the simplicity of numbered drawers and this design was straight forward and easy to do.


Dark blue latex paint in Behr Paint and Primer flat...can't find the color, but will post if I find it!
White acrylic paint 
AS clear wax, AS dark wax

First, I printed out the numbers in a font I liked. Then, I traced the numbers onto the drawers using white carbon paper from Michaels.

Next. I painted in the words with white acrylic paint.

I waited until dry and then the next day I sanded the entire piece. Exposing edges and sanding more where natural where would be. I also sanded the words for a more distressed look.

I finished with a coat of clear wax followed by dark wax applied sparingly to add a little more dimension and age.

 Auf Wiedersehen!

This post has been linked to:
City Farmhouse, Miss Mustard Seed, Made In a day


Cassie Bustamante said...

awesome! love the german influence!

Shelly said...

This is very cool!! Love the German touches! Thanks for sharing DIY Sunday Showcase!! I am gonna pin this to our board!


AllesNeu said...

Eine schöne Kommode :)
Wenn schon deutsche Zahlwörter aufgemalt sind, dann sollte auch ein deutscher Kommentar hier zu lesen sein :)

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