I had the privilege of transforming a dresser that needed a lot of tender loving care. I’m going to show you with a little bit of elbow grease …well actually a lot of elbow grease you too can transform an ugly dresser into your favorite piece of furniture. This dresser was in rough shape meaning a horrible painting job.
First, I had to use Tuff- Stripp to strip the paint off. You can get this at any local hardware store. I wore gloves and used my pool deck to do this process. *warning* This stuff stinks real bad.
Next, I used a plastic scraper and scraped off the paint. I repeated this step several times until I got the results I wanted.
Then, I sanded and cleaned the piece with mineral spirits.
I started painting the piece a coco color because I wanted a two toned look. I waited to dry. Then I applied the graphite color over the coco.
I decided to paint the side of drawers a coco color for added flair. I used frog tape so the paint colors will not overlap.
The last step was to seal with a clear wax. Apply the wax with a brush and take off excess with a cotton rag.
This piece is a Stanley furniture priced at $499. It is at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall Ocala, Florida. Thank you for reading my blog.
I hope everyone is having a Jolly season!
I am going to show you how you can transform an old chandelier. I found this chandelier at a flea market in St. Petersburg, Florida. The person I bought it from told me it came from an old movie theater. I love that the piece has a story and I fell in love with the shape. A little paint can breathe new life to the chandelier.
- First, clean the piece with a damp cloth.
- Second, figure out what color or colors you want to paint it. I decided to use three colors. I chose Florence, Coco and Graphite in Annie Sloan colors. I used a rope and wrapped it around the legs of a table so I can paint easily. I started with the Graphite( black).
- The next layer was Coco ( coffee with cream color)
- Florence (turquoise color) is the last layer.
- The last step is to seal with a spray satin poly.
- It takes less than an hour for everything to dry.
- Now it’s ready to hang! This is hanging in my booth at Wagon Wheel Antique Mall. I love how it came out and I hope this inspires you to paint something. What painting projects would you like to try?
Annie Sloan chalk paint
sealer of your choice