Quick Paint Update to a Dresser
This dresser is one of those items you remember having for the most part of your life, a great piece of furniture that you still think is a valuable piece, but you're not that crazy about it any longer.
Well, that's how Mr. RLC felt about this piece, he was very proud to bring this dresser to our almost empty new home 20 years ago, and he still likes it, but he was open to give it a needed update. Besides taking off the mirror, nothing was done to it during all those years. It is still a strong, sound piece that I like to keep in my bedroom.
There are many recipes on the web for DIY chalk-paint, some of them like this one here, use calcium carbonate, while there are many others that use Plaster of Paris (POP), like this one here, or this one here the one I followed since I already had POP.
DIY-chalk-paint made by mixing regular paint (Valspar Dove white), with water and POP.
Annie Sloan dark wax
Annie Sloan clear wax
With tape I covered the top of the dresser from being painted.
I have tried ASCP and couldn't stop comparing my DIY version to hers. Well, I'm not disappointed ;) Here is with only one coat.
Two coats and it was done.
A 280-grid sand paper was used to give it a light distressed look. I used dark wax on all the crevices (it's hardly noticeable), but then clear wax was used all around the painted areas.
I did the same to the handles.
Since I didn't paint the top of the dresser or the drawers, this was a very quick update. For now I'm happy with how it looks, but who knows, maybe later on I might paint the whole thing.
Have you given DIY- chalk-paint a try? Do you want to share your recipe? Leave me your link in the comments section ;)
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