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diy dresser makeover

June 14, 2013

I found this vintage dresser at an estate sale in the Hamptons. I had been looking online for a dresser for my master bedroom but nothing seemed right. The size of this one was perfect, but the stenciling was a bit too “country” for my taste. I bought some paint and got to work! First I primed the front of the dresser to cover up stenciling. Then I painted the body in a few coats of semi gloss white. As that was drying I painted the drawers in 4 coats of the Chambray blue color. The Lightstokes paint goes on thin, so you need to build up an opaque color.
I covered the top of the dresser in a thick coat of the Crackle paint. It doesn’t mention this on the label, but using a hair dryer really bring out the crackle effect. After it was dry, I sanded the whole top to get rid of any ridges left over from the crackle. Then I sprayed it with a few coats of hammered paint. Lastly, I gave the hardware a few coats of the spray paint.

Paint used:

  • Semi gloss paint in ultra bright white
  • Martha Stewart Living Lightstokes paint in Chambray (Home Depot)
  • Martha Stewart Living Crackle Speciality paint in Sandbar (Home Depot)
  • Rust-Oleum Hammered spray paint in gold 
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    Melody
    June 14, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    It looks really great! I love the color you used for the drawers.

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    Anonymous
    June 14, 2013 at 7:31 pm

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    Karla from Vintage Vixen
    June 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Love the "after"!!!

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    diymom
    June 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Looks awesome- good job!!!

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    Cat
    June 16, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    It turned out great!

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    Vivienne
    June 25, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Fantastic- well done!

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