This Blue Painted Vintage Dresser is an easy DIY project that you can complete in a single weekend.
Blue Painted Vintage Dresser is a fun DIY project. This dresser had a chippy white finish when I bought it, but I was ready for a new look. This dresser is currently in our guest room, which I also use for my office. I wanted some blue shades to use with my other decor that was blue.
I chose two beautiful shades of blue from Deco Art who sponsored this post. By using two colors in layers, it gives the finished piece deep character and old world charm.
Here’s what to do:
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•Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Colonial and Serene Blue
•Clear Americana Decor Creme Wax
•American Decor Crackle Medium
•Coarse sanding block or putty knife
•wood filler (if needed)
•decorative glass knobs
- Remove dresser knobs. Lightly sand the surface before painting. Wipe clean with a soft cloth. Fill any holes with wood filler.
- Use a foam brush to apply Colonial to the entire dresser. (A darker color works best for the first coat to add depth to the paint layers.)
- Paint the surface in Serene with a foam brush. (This coat can be light and thin because you are going to be adding more layers.)
- Brush Crackle Medium over the entire surface and let it dry completely. Apply the top, and final layer, of Colonial onto the surface. (You can see how the Crackle Medium gives the topcoat an aged appearance.)
- Once the paint is dry, distress the entire piece with coarse sandpaper and/or a putty knife. (The easiest places to distress are on curved and raised edges, corners, and around keyholes.) Clean the piece with a clean cloth to remove residue before waxing with Clean Crème Wax. Let dry. Add new knobs.
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