Shabby Chic Makeover
I had a vision of taking this bureau from plain to Shabby Chic awesome. It took me about two weeks to complete this project.
This was my ‘before’ pic. Fully funtional oak bureau but just ‘blah’ IMHO. I removed all the hardware, removed the mirror and gave everything a good cleaning using TSP.
I began by restaining the top with Minwax Dark Walnut.
I then painted the sides (including the Anaglypta beadboard wallpaper I applied to the recessed sides) and the drawer frames in Annie Sloan Antoinette Chalk Paint. I painted the mirror frame and drawer fronts in Wise Owl Creme paint.
I taped the drawers together to get a flat surface to apply the ReDesign transfer from Prima Marketing (it’s basically a large rub on.)
I decided I wanted to add some stripes to the piece so I taped off the mirror top and bureau base and added them.
Next I made some furniture appliques using Paper Clay (available from Amazon) and added them to the mirror top and top dresser drawer.
This is what it looked like at this point.
This is a picture of the Anaglypta beadboard wallpaper I added to the
This is what the bureau looks like now that I dry brushed it with Waverly Hazelnut Chalk Paint and coated the entire piece with 2 coats of Rustoleum Chalked Topcoat in a matte finish, I love it!
- Anne Sloan Chalk Paint in Antoinette (Amazon)
- Wise Owl In Creme (Online)