USING PAINT, DARK WAX, LEGS, and a STENCIL - unique paris dresser





I made this dresser look
unique by using dark wax
only in certain places. In this
article I have explained how I
did it and included many other
resources to create this look.




The first step to making over this chest of drawers
was to add legs to get it off the ground. 
ADDING LEGS: https://bit.ly/2iv45LM

The second step was to paint the dresser with Annie Sloan
 Chalk Paint. For the color I used see link below.
50/50 COLOR MIX: https://bit.ly/2Igu1pJ


The original top surface had been well used and had some
 great texture, dents & divots that would highlight well with
 dark wax.
First the dresser was waxed with clear wax and then the next
 morning. I started to dark wax the legs, middle drawer and
 top. You can see in the photo below how the dark wax settles
 in the the groves, divots, and scratches on the top surface.
DARK WAX VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2pVojSD


The middle drawer is thick and flat not wavy like the top and
 bottom. It gives the whole piece a very unique look and
 is what drew me to this dresser in the first place. 
distressed the edges of the dresser with a 120 grit sand paper 
DISTRESSING TIPS: https://bit.ly/2GYFknf

With the hardware I chose I did not have to fill any old holes
 but if you have to I have an article on that, see link below
And to drill new holes I also have a link for you below 
HOW TO FILL HOLES:  https://bit.ly/2Gq4PNd
 HOW TO DRILL HOLES:  https://bit.ly/2GHgYRi

   

The silver metal fleur de lis on the middle drawer was 
something I found in a junk pile years ago and had to be
 flattened on the back side to attach. A big thank you to my
 father for all the small metal working jobs I send his way
 including this one.


The last step was the stenciling on the top drawer made
with one of The Passionate Home stencils using Annie Sloan
 Chalk Paint in Coco.



The reproduction plate pulls I used on this project are
 available to purchase while supplies last: 
https://etsy.me/2GJ08kX

   
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Stop into FIRSTFINDS HARDWARE STORE and see
if we have any shabby chic white hardware for your next project.


 
 
 
 

TIL NEXT TIME


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