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.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Country French Dresser
Country French Dresser
This Dresser was in need of repair. It looked as if it may have been in storage and suffered water damage.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Thrift Store find
Thrift Store find .
I removed drawers, no need to clean exterior as it was to be sanded.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Sanding with orbital sander
Sanding with orbital sander
Inside the Dresser ancient bug sacs were found and removed by scraping and throughly vacuumed.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Dresser was cleaned
Dresser was cleaned
Homemade chalk paint was made ( plaster of Paris, water, paint of choice )
country french dresser, painted furniture, Bad damage being repaired
Bad damage being repaired.
Wood filler was used to build up side panel of Dresser and sanded. This process was repeated several times.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Painted in a soft French Grey
Painted in a soft French Grey
A stencil was downloaded, and the projector transfer method was used. First penciled, then paint pen.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Chose Stencil
Chose Stencil
Dark wax was applied after lightly distressing.
country french dresser, painted furniture, Dark wax
Dark wax
country french dresser, painted furniture, Finished
Finished !
country french dresser, painted furniture, Side note now being used as side table
Side note - now being used as side table
country french dresser, painted furniture, Finished side
Finished side
country french dresser, painted furniture, Sides turned out great
Sides turned out great!
The sides are very smooth - you would never know there was damage. The pics are shadowy - sorry 😀

Suggested materials:

  • Homemade chalk paint, sander, stencil, paint pen

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