Wednesday, May 6, 2015

ATen-Hut! Dresser Makeover brings sitting room to attention!

This was a fantastic makeover to really pull the space together. Using Shabby Paints products made it ever so easy! Now it has an almost military look about it. Which is fitting since our sitting room is decorated with military items and things from our travels.

The only thing wrong with this dresser in the before state was the finish on the top. The drawers work like a hot knife going through butter and the pulls are all there and in good condition. But it's presence in the room was just "there".

A quick hand sanding to get off all the peeling finish on the top and a good cleaning was all I needed to do for prepwork. Here is the original finish (the base before being painted black) with the new Hazelnut ReVax top finish. This was a color recipe of (1 part = 1 teaspoon): 
  • 3 parts Hazelnut re-vax
  • 1 part old gold shimmer/water (50/50)
  • 1/8 part Licorice

I think it is stunning and it went right over the top of all that golden yellow finish! So easy!

Next I painted the drawer fronts the same way and finished the base frame with Licorice (black) chalk paint and sealed it with the Sheer Vax by Shabby Paints. The pulls are old vintage 60's cabinet handles from ebay... but I loved the details and brass addition to the piece. I used the old holes for the pulls on the outside and drilled new holes just inside those to attach these handles.

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