I did it again. I got so excited to start a project I didn't take a before picture. I do however still have the picture from the Craigslist listing.
You may have noticed that I do a lot of these 6-9 drawer French replica-style dressers. I just find them so romantic and whimsical. I realize they're not for everyone or every room.There seems to be a high number of these old dressers in this style here in Vegas. Am I complaining? No way.
For this dresser and nightstand (it's like an extra bonus when I find them with matching nightstand), I cleaned them up using a Simple Green cleaner. Then I sanded down the top where there were some old scratches and burn marks. I wanted a clean new surface before I painted the top. The body of the dresser is painted in Old White Chalk Paint. I was asked to paint the drawers a sage green, but Annie Sloan doesn't make a sage green. I turned to my DIY chalk paint technique and mixed my Glidden brand Dusk Sage with some plaster of paris. I dont measure this out, but just mix it until it becomes a thick paste, i add a tbsp or two of water. I can then paint the details and drawers in sage without sanding and priming. I finished with several coats of clear white and a very light amount of distressing.
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