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.
- 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