Felicia and I have been tackling tons of furniture projects lately. After that little side table turned out so great we decided that we are now pros and have moved on to bigger things!
This was the beat up old dresser that we started out with.
It’s hard to tell from the picture but this dresser looked like it had definitely seen better days. The paint was sort of an ugly yellowish color and it gave off a dirty vibe. We painted this piece with white chalk paint to give it a new fresh look, then we distressed it to make sure those beautiful original details were accentuated.
Thanks to eBay, Felicia was able to find the exact hardware that was original to the piece which was great since a few were missing.
As you can see from the bottom left handle, the originals were painted over and we had to figure out how to make them all match.
We used the chalk paint and an old rag to create the distressed look for the handless. Simply painted the handles then placed them in an unpainted drawer and used the old rag to wipe excess paint off.
One setback that we had was due to the original paint on the dresser. That shiny yellowish color was showing through while we were trying to distress it which is why we could only do a small amount.
I would reccomend sanding the piece before you apply the chalk paint if your piece had been painted a funky color in the past.