I purchased this amazing dresser at the May flea market with the intention of doing something amazing with it.
It has great bones but there was cosmetic damage. It was tricky at first to pick a color because of the girly details to the piece. I wanted something light but not too feminine. I chose to use Chalk Paint® in Old Ochre.
Old Ochre is a beautiful neutral that is easily added to any home decor. This is one of my favorites. We also used it on our kitchen cabinets.
Here is the after:
While most pieces I paint require very little prep work, this piece had the potential to bleed through the light paint. To prevent this, I sealed the piece with Shellac. Talk to your Stockist for more information.
To achieve this look, I used two light coats of Chalk Paint® in Old Ochre. I followed that with a coat of Soft Clear Wax. Then I used a glazing technique using the Soft Dark Wax to help accentuate the amazing details in the piece.
The glaze grabbed on nicely to all of the details but I wanted it darker still. So I used a small paint brush and added more Soft Dark Wax.
I am very proud of how this piece turned out. From the paint finish to the staging, I think I really made the right choice for this piece.
I purchase my Chalk Paint® from Carter's Cottage in Dekalb, Illinois. To find a Stockist near you, visit the Annie Sloan Unfolded Website.
For more of my thoughts on Chalk Paint® colors, see my color review page.
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