Repurposed Painting

Carol Suthers
by Carol Suthers
This is an old 60's Mediterranean style dresser. It had lots of scratches all over top and the front drawers are deeply carved.
I painted with my CHALKlet's paint . You can see how well this kind of paint covers bad stuff. See before part of drawer on floor.
When I painted the front of all wood carved drawers, I just went over the top. So easy here, do not get the paint brush down in all the wood. Just go over the top.
Just a better pic of my paint coverage.


I I just paint, then lightly sand with 150 grade hand block. This paint dries with a chalky, sandy feel. If you do nothing else, it's ready to be a chalkboard.


Next and last step is to "wax" it.
Wipe all of the fine sanding powder off, rub Johnson's paste wax on. Rub it into the paint (not too thick). It doesn't take long to dry. After about 20 min buff with soft cotton old t-shirt for example....and gives a beautiful satin, warm glow !
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  • GBa31268781 GBa31268781 on Oct 12, 2017

    What color paint did you use?

  • S S on Nov 05, 2017

    Oh my goodness I just bought the sister pice to this last week and was searching for ideas to change it up. I’m torn between what you did and paining a lucio color and antiquing😬. Your is lovely and am considering doing mine in a silver metallic dry brush and painting the hardware pewter. Idk idk too many choices. See my attached picture and give me a suggestion. Im still drooling over yours so haven’t read carefully yet, but what brush or tool did you to not go too deeply into the crev s?

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  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Nov 10, 2014
    This is some of that dark, ugly 1960-80s furniture that is screaming "paint me"! I have some too! And it is heavy and was expensive! Lots of detail and craftsmanship but still UGLY! I love what you did with this!
  • Hannah V Hannah V on Nov 10, 2014
    Looks awesome!
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