How to Chalk Paint a Chest of Drawers
Have you got a reproduction piece of painted furniture that looks more forced than timeworn? See how to upgrade a painted chest of drawers.
In the right hands, paint can take a piece from modern to vintage or...
vintage to modern.
No priming necessary! All you need to do is wipe away any dirt.
PREP THE PIECE
For an antiqued look pick at least 3 colors from dark to light.
SELECT YOUR PAINT COLORS
Paint two flat coats.
USE THE DARKEST COLOR FOR THE BASE COAT
USE THE LIGHTER COLORS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DETAILS
FINISH OFF WITH 2 COATS OF CLEAR WAX
Remove any hardware before painting. Take drawers out and paint separately. Let wax dry overnight before buffing. You can always paint over any mistakes.
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