Last summer, I repainted an old dresser that I used as a child to go in my master bedroom makeover...
I've been really happy with how it turned out and my husband even said that it's one of his favorite pieces that I've done....I think he just looked at the original finish for too long :) Anyway, I needed to fill a hole in my booth at SuzAnna's this past week and though I have finished pieces in the garage, they were just all too big for the space. Luckily I'd found a petite dresser that was structurally sound and all I had to do was paint...
Up front, I have to apologize for the pictures of this dresser as I was getting ready to load it up in the truck to bring to the shop before I remembered to snap a few. It was a cloud-covered morning with very little light! At first, I debated a bit about the color to paint this dresser. I knew I wanted to highlight the details in an ivory or white, but I was wanting a different color for my booth. I find myself painting everything some shade of blue or green! Since the original Coco (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) dresser was a hit, I thought I'd paint one to go in the shop.
After painting two coats of the Coco, I hand-painted the details with an ivory acrylic paint and a small painter's brush. Bottles of acrylic (craft) paint work great in a pinch! I also mixed up some glaze with the same paint, applied with a regular paint brush, and wiped off the excess with a damp towel to leave a nice washed look over the Coco. You can read my tips and products for glazing (here).
The trick to glazing or working with tinted wax is to work in sections, leaving the product in the details and crevices of a piece as you wipe it back. After the glaze/white-wash was dry, I applied Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Wax (my favorite wax) to seal it.
Lastly, I spray-painted the hardware in ivory...so much better than the original dingy brass. I really love the Coco color and it reminds me of some kind of chocolate dessert with the white-wash on it. I could really see this dresser in a pale pink/chocolate brown girl's room!
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