How to Chalk Paint an Antique Dresser
Want to update an outdated dresser for a chic vintage look? This DIY makeover of an antique dresser uses chalk paint to give the dresser rustic chic style.
With a little practice, paint can update a piece from modern to vintage or...
vintage to modern.
No primer needed! Simply remove the hardware and gently wipe away any dirt.
PREP THE PIECE
For a timeworn look pick at least 3 neutral colors from dark to light.
SELECT YOUR PAINT COLORS
Paint two flat coats.
FOR THE BASE COAT USE THE DARKEST COLOR
HIGHLIGHT THE DETAILS BY BUILDING UP
THE LIGHTER COLORS
PROTECT THE FINISH WITH 2 COATS OF CLEAR WAX
Test your colors on a piece of scrap wood.
Remove drawers and paint separately.
Let wax dry overnight and then buff lightly.
You can always paint over any mistakes.
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