Several months ago I showed Emily the colors page on the Country Chic Paint website. She fell in love with the Perfection over Vanilla Frosting combo. I knew the curvy lines and ridges of this dresser would be an awesome match for the paints.
To prep the dresser I filled in some holes so I could use new hardware, I removed the decorative swirl from the front, and I sanded down the some uneven places left by the original finish.
Emily and I worked on the dresser together, by first painting 2 coats of Vanilla Frosting (all-in-one) on all the areas we were going to distress later.
We didn’t paint the entire dresser white though. After letting it dry for a full day, I took the Beeswax bar and rubbed it on all the areas we’d painted. This would make it easier to rub the purple paint off later.
Next came 2 coats of Perfection. After the second coat had dried about an hour it was time to distress. It was easy, and I simply used a wet washcloth to rub away the purple paint where we wanted the white to show through.
I applied natural wax to the whole piece and buffed it to a beautiful satin finish with a cloth. I have found that a microfiber cloth that’s already been through the wash a few times is the best cloth to use. I’ve tried old t shirts, old flour sack towels, and those all seem to still have some lint in them.
The icing on the cake was the new pulls and knobs I put on the dresser! You can find the white ceramic knobs and the white/ pewter pulls both at D Lawless Hardware. Don’t you just love them! What do you think of our new purple dresser?
For more Country Chic projects I’ve done, check out this list:
|Pink Painted Sewing Table|
|Farmhouse Clock Makeover|
|Green and Blue Painted Chair|
|TV Tray Table with Map Transfer|