Don’t you just love pieces with a bit of texture to them? Read on in this blog post to find out how Mary from Orphans With MakeUp achieved this look with Cobblestone, Vanilla Frosting, Icicle, white wax, and metallic cream!

Hello,

I love a layered paint finish on furniture and this was my vision for this makeover.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Here is the seller’s “before” picture.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

It is an oak dresser with beautiful details. The first thing I did was reconfigure the hardware. The three pulls at the top were just not working for me.

I painted the dresser in Cobblestone for my first layer.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I then painted a second coat of Cobblestone that was lightened with some Vanilla Frosting. I painted this in a haphazard fashion and distressed it slightly.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

At this part of the transformation, I was second guessing myself. There is always the “ugly” part of the transformation. You have to just keep playing and it usually turns out beautiful!

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I then painted the interior in Icicle. My favorite blue.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

At this point, I found it was too blotchy. I had been wanting to try out the White Wax and this was the perfect piece for it. It had lots of nooks and crannies for the wax to settle in. I first applied some natural wax and then the white wax, although I think next time I would just apply the white wax. I wanted the white wax to be quite apparent so after applying it, I chose not to wipe it off. But I must caution you, if you do decide to not wipe it off, it takes a really long time to dry. At least 4-5 weeks. After the drying time, I was able to buff it to a shine. The white wax helped to even out the blotchiness and at the same time created a nice patina.

I gathered up all my blue and white transfer ware for this shot and loved the result.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

I purchased new silver hardware, but found it was just too shiny so I toned them down with just a few strokes of the Belt Buckle Metallic Cream. You just apply the metallic cream and wipe away.

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Creating Layers: Grey Dresser #DIY #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture #homedecor #layers #texture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog


Mary Vitullo

Mary {Orphans With MakeUp}

My name is Mary Vitullo. I am a wife and mother to three {almost} grown boys. I am a blogger at Orphans With Makeup in Saint-Hubert, Québec, a suburb of Montreal. My furniture and thrifted finds are my little “Orphans” and my paint is the “Makeup”. I have always been passionate about home decor and can never seem to quench my thirst for it. My blog is mainly about repurposing vintage and antique furniture and styling the finished pieces to show them in their best light.

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