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Country French Dresser

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While shopping at a local thrift store, I found this adorable Dresser wedged in a corner and bought it. Ugh, found the very hard to notice damage at home.
This Dresser was in need of repair. It looked as if it may have been in storage and suffered water damage.
I removed drawers, no need to clean exterior as it was to be sanded.
Inside the Dresser ancient bug sacs were found and removed by scraping and throughly vacuumed.
Homemade chalk paint was made ( plaster of Paris, water, paint of choice )
Wood filler was used to build up side panel of Dresser and sanded. This process was repeated several times.
A stencil was downloaded, and the projector transfer method was used. First penciled, then paint pen.
Dark wax was applied after lightly distressing.
The sides are very smooth - you would never know there was damage. The pics are shadowy - sorry 馃榾

Material I used for this project:

  • Homemade chalk paint, sander, stencil, paint pen
  • Deborah Boden

    You are a natural decorated your whole room looks amazing, I just want to sit there and stare at your beautiful dresser. The sensor was a smart choice , love, love ,love it. Thankyou!!!

  • Reyna Platero

    i love the idea thank you for share

  • Patty
    Patty Hodgenville, KY

    Great job, it looks beautiful.

  • Teresa Seeger-Gesser
    Teresa Seeger-Gesser Crawfordville, FL

    Thanks 馃榾

  • Nancy Spencer Carlson

    I want to say "BAD!! Painting an old antique dresser like that?!" But it's beautiful. And it IS yours. I figure that furniture is like china - if you don't use it, what good is it. Make it work in your own setting. If someone else wants to strip

    • Teresa Seeger-Gesser
      Teresa Seeger-Gesser Crawfordville, FL

      I couldn't agree with you more! I would not have touched it had it been in good condition. However, the side of the Dresser had quite a bit of damage that had to be "fixed," leaving me no choice but to paint it. Thank you Nancy for stopping by,

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