Heidi from Lily Field Furniture tested out our new beeswax bar for this lovely dresser makeover in Vanilla Frosting to make distressing a breeze! Come read what she thought about it in this post.

Morning Country Chic Paint Readers! I’m here today to show you a great before and after on this Dixie dresser/vanity. The curves and detail of the dresser are beautiful but the original finish was doing it absolutely no favors. The piece looked dated and worn. Nothing a little paint can’t take care of!

BEFORE:

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I went ahead and used my brand new Beeswax Bar from Country Chic on this project. Before I painted I simply went over any raised edges and areas I wanted to distress with the beeswax bar. It was super simple and smelled wonderful too!

Resist Distressed Dresser #DIY #resistdistressing #beeswax #newproduct #homedecor #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Resist Distressed Dresser #DIY #resistdistressing #beeswax #newproduct #homedecor #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

After this step I went ahead and applied my Vanilla Frosting Paint. Once the paint was fully dried I went ahead and started distressing. As someone who does this on a daily basis I was so happy with how much easier this new beeswax bar made the distressing part of my job! All of the areas where I had applied it simply sanded right off with extremely little effort. A little tough coat to protect and this dresser looked like new!

AFTER:
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You can see in this picture really well exactly where I applied the Beeswax Bar before painting.

Resist Distressed Dresser #DIY #resistdistressing #beeswax #newproduct #homedecor #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

Resist Distressed Dresser #DIY #resistdistressing #beeswax #newproduct #homedecor #furniturepainting #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog



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Heidi {Lily Field Furniture}

Hello! My name is Heidi and I am the face behind Lily Field Furniture. I spend my days being a wife and mom and my late nights in the garage painting away! I absolutely love the job that I have and have so much fun with the process of thrifting and then refinishing furniture in a creative way. It’s so rewarding to see the amazing transformation that just a little paint can make!

Make sure to follow Heidi on her blog Lily Field Furniture, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram!