If you saw my guest bedroom makeover last week, you may have spotted my new white distressed dresser. Except it isn’t new… it’s actually really old, just with a new coat of paint.
Here’s what the dresser looked like before in our old house…
And here it is now in all of it’s white, chippy goodness.
I actually painted this piece right in the guest bedroom with Belle Craie chalk paint in Dover. I did a dry brush technique where I only get about 1-2 inches of the brush wet with paint. Then I lightly brush the paint over the dresser, using only one direction for the paint strokes. I did two coats with this technique giving it about 1 hour in between coats.
Once it was fully dried I used both a sanding wedge and fine grit sandpaper to distress.
And after about 3 hours of work the dresser looks like this…
You really can’t go wrong with this dry brush technique which is why I’m a huge fan. I really need to do a better tutorial, but I was trying to get this done before our vacation last month.
I decided to keep the original hardware to save costs. I think it actually goes nicely with the yellow tones in the guest bedroom.
And now this dresser that we’ve had since the 1980s has new life.
Quite the before & after, right?
To see the full guest bedroom makeover, click here.
Great job. Was that dresser from the Ethan Allen Antique Pine collection?
I’m not quite sure… I’ll have to check! It was Ben’s from when he was a little boy. It’s held up wonderfully over the years!