My friend Cathy and I had a yard sale. Cathy had this dresser at the sale, it didn't sell. While we were cleaning up, I asked her "garage or shed". Which means where were we going to store it. She said "curb". I was like "huh". She said I'm tired of messing with it. I told her I would take it, you know I love a good curb find! This was a huge curb find! I loved the legs. It had really nice bones, and was a very sturdy piece. It was painted a really pretty brown, however the top was not in the best shape due to it's age, and being in the weather.
I brought it home, painted it with some oops black! Can you believe I got a one gallon can of Behr oops (black) for $5.00? Talk about the right place at the right time! Okay, back to the story. I painted it black, and did the brown paper bag technique on the top, sides and drawer fronts.
After doing the brown paper bag technique on it, I diluted some of the black paint and did a "wash" over the brown paper. I then sealed it with a couple of coats of polyurethane.
Check back at a later date, to see another brown paper bag technique project. Same yard sale, same response from Cathy "curb, I'm tired of messing with them".