This is Why We Paint Wood Furniture

This is an antique dresser with great detail that you can't see. Agree?
Yes I took a tiny artist brush and patiently hand painted in the grooves of this detail.
Before picture.
People are always saying to me "Why would you paint good wood furniture?"
Damaged veneer
Well you are about to see why I do.
Annie Sloan French Linen
I painted this piece with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in French Linen and Old White. French Linen is a beige/grey. Beautiful color. So versatile.
General Finishes Persian Blue Milk Paint
This is the lovely color I painted the inside of the drawers.
Check out the detail on this piece after I painted it. It POPS!!!
I used the original hardware and just cleaned them up. The patina was so great on them.
Inside drawer
The inside of the drawers were a sight as well. Lots of removing peeling veneer, filling with wood filler and sanding. I love the contrast of these colors.
Front leg
I distressed the piece to show wood tones underneath and to give the piece that shabby chic look.
Drawer handle
This is the original hardware. Look at that patina.
This is a side view.

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Kris Haberman

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  • Irma
    on Aug 15, 2014

    Looks Great! I usually tend to lean on the side of leaving things as original as possible, but this really adds to the piece.

  • Staci
    on Aug 19, 2014

    How did you distress it? Wanting to tackle my first piece of furniture with this paint!!

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