Grandma Would Love This Makeover - I Hope :)

2 Materials
10 Hours

Loaded with character, this antique dresser was reloved in a light and airy farmhouse white finish with a touch of sparkle.

This project was TONS of work but it was all worth it in the end. My blog tutorial is very photo heavy as I hoped to share each challenge and how it was conquered. Pop over there to see all the steps not shown here.

I stripped the top with paint stripper then hauled it outside to power sand to the bare wood with an orbital sander.

The one drawer had a broken off edge that needed to be repaired. I used Bondo, again the tutorial has loads of photos and details of how I got it repaired.

Now to paint this beauty. I chose Fusion Milk Paint in the color London Fog. Above right is the first coat going on. Don't be alarmed milk paint has an ugly stage ;)

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All pieces were painted 3 coats of this warm white color allowing each coat to dry before adding another. There is a big change already.

Once distressed the milk paint was sealed using clear Fusion Furniture Wax then dark waxed with ageing Fusion Furniture Wax.

I ordered new hardware from D lawless Hardware. I wanted the solid brass shininess toned down and to look aged so a quick spray with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze spray paint wiped back with a green scrub pad worked perfectly.

I LOVE this piece, even with all the work it took it was all worth it.

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