It's done, D O N E! I finally finished my daughter's dresser.
About a year ago we bought her this matching dresser and side table. I painted the side table right
way. I sanded and sanded, primed, painted, and poly'd it. The process was time consuming to say
the least. It turned out nice, but since then I've discovered Annie Sloan chalk paint. In fact I've
This project was going to be slightly different because I hadn't ever used AS Antique White;
especially on a darker piece of furniture.
It took three coats of paint to fully cover the wood. After the second coat I decided to dilute
the paint with some water to thin it out. It made a big difference on the coverage since the
first coat goes on so thick. After the paint dried I waxed it with AS Clear wax; let it dry and
then buffed it with a clean, lint free t-shirt. As recommended I applied two more coats
of wax to the top of the dresser for extra durability. The top of the dresser takes a
beating especially with my 10 year old girl.
After the wax dried I went to town on distressing. My original thought was to not distress it, but
I quickly changed my mind after I tried it on one of the corners. It's like a bad habit and you just
can't stop after you've started. I'm glad I didn't stick to my original plan. I found the new
hardware at Target and the clock knobs came from Hobby Lobby (my daughter's choice).
I know I say it all of the time, but I'm amazed at what a difference a little paint can do to
an outdated piece of furniture. I love it and can only hope this piece lasts my daughter
until she leaves the nest. Otherwise, I already have other ideas for it like use it in
the dining room as a sideboard.
Are you ready to work on piece of furniture?
I'd love to hear from you.