Barely Gray Dresser
August 26, 2011
Hey all, happy Friday! Y’all know I have a weakness for French style dressers and can’t resist a good one when I spy it, especially at a thrift store! I thought I’d share a quick little dresser makeover I finished up this week.
I spied this vintage dresser just as it was coming in the door at a local thrift shop. The wood was damaged in places, but it’s a well made piece and solid wood. Wood putty filled the cosmetic flaws, and two coats of AS Chalk Paint in a custom mix prettied it up in a shade of barely gray almost blue.
I’m still playing around with my two quarts of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint leftover from this mirror and this table. This time I mixed them, using 2 parts Old White to 1 part Paris Gray (which I’m noticing has a hint of blue to it, especially after it’s waxed).
Chalk paint easily distresses with a sanding wedge, and I follow it up with a clear paste wax – lately I’m using Johnson’s. Rub ‘n Buff is the quickest way to freshen up vintage hardware like this and give it that ‘Antique Gold’ glow.
This revamp only took a few hours since since there’s no priming with this kind of paint. I even painted it indoors on a tarp since there’s little to no odor with the AS Chalk Paint. Pics are less than stellar today since the light was fading fast, but it looks so classy in person. This piece will eventually get sold at a local shop.
What DIY projects are you up to this weekend? I’m thinking of restaining a tabletop in between the kids’ soccer games and hoping for a little wine tasting adventure. Wishing you all a relaxing weekend and cooler temperatures. Those of you on the east coast, stay safe!