Dresser Redo/Flip for a Nursery
The client needed a dresser for her babies nursery. I wanted to use neutral colors, because we did not know the sex of the baby. I had a the perfect dresser in the shop waiting to be flipped!
First I gave her a good cleaning with TSP. I love this product. It cleans grease and grime off of anything You can get this at your local hardware store. I always dilute mine with a little bit of water, unless the piece is super dirty.
This dresser was in excellent shape. So I did not need to sand because I was using Rustoleum Chalked Paint which I purchased from my local hardware store. Home Depot and Amazon has certain colors.
Remove the drawers and the hardware. I decided to keep the patina of the hardware. I placed the hardware in a vinegar and let soak for about 2-3 hours just to remove any grime. (Sorry I totally forgot to snap a picture)
I decided to use Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream. I painted the entire piece drawers and dresser with two coats, allowing about 2 hours dry time between coats. After she dried I gave her a light sanding, and a light distressing around the drawers and edges.
I wanted to tone the cream color down a bit, and give it an old, antique look. So I used Valspar Antiquing Glaze in Mousse. This is a pretty simple process. I have found that applying your poly is the smart thing to do before glazing, especially when using a light colored chalk paint. So I used Minwax Polycrylic applying a coat with a bristle brush. After 24 hours of drying, I then was ready to apply my glaze. It’s not rocket science. Just wipe on, wipe off until you achieve the look you are aiming for. I allowed the glaze to dry for 24 hours and then applied another thin coat of poly.
After the final layer of poly dries (24 hours) I replaced all the hardware. Here is the finished product :-) The client was very happy with the outcome, and the colors!
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Published December 31st, 2017 3:14 PM