How to Chalk Paint a Chest of Drawers

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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. 

STEP 1

PREP THE PIECE

For an antiqued look pick at least 3 colors from dark to light.

STEP 2

SELECT YOUR PAINT COLORS

Paint two flat coats.

STEP 3

USE THE DARKEST COLOR FOR THE BASE COAT

STEP 4

USE THE LIGHTER COLORS TO HIGHLIGHT THE DETAILS

STEP 5

FINISH OFF WITH 2 COATS OF CLEAR WAX

MORE TIPS

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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