Julie from Salvage Sisters & Co gave this dresser a delicious coat of Cheesecake that will leave you drooling!

Hi ya’ll, it’s Julie (the younger one hee hee) from Salvage Sisters & Co. Today I’m so excited to tell you all about this rich and decadent creamy white Cheesecake… paint! It’s my new favorite from Country Chic Paint and over the next couple weeks I’ll show it to you in three different combos. Today’s is chocolate cheesecake which I created by first using the Beeswax distressing bar on top of a dark vintage dresser and then going over it with delicious, luscious, velvety Cheesecake. Is your mouth watering yet?! It will be… DIG IN!!!

The first thing I did was drag this bad boy inside, cobwebs and all. Apparently “spring showers” in Denver means blizzard, which is why I love that I can paint inside without all the harsh chemicals. I give the whole piece a quick wipe down, remove the hardware and soak it for my kids to scrub! Next I like to remove the drawers and tape the edges of them with painters tape and the line on the shelf the drawer sits on. That way I can just go for it and when I’m done it looks a little more polished!

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Mmmmmm Cheesecake #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #cheesecake #offwhite #antiquewhite #homedecor #dresser #distressed #bedroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Next step I used the Beeswax distressing bar and rubbed it on most of the edges because I like a pretty heavily distressed look. This is the “resist method”; you rub the wax and the paint will resist adhering to those areas. I make sure I dig it in to all the little knicks and knotches where chunks of wood are missing. The history and character really lives in those little sweet spots and your piece looks more authentically worn if you try to stick to the areas that naturally have been rubbed and beaten-up. Go heavy on the edges, legs, feet, and places that stick out the farthest. I’m not gonna lie, I’ve gotten a little carried away with the power tools in the past and waaaay over sanded – the Beeswax will definitely eliminate your chances of that!

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Cheesecake - Stacy Fahrenbruch5

Now that I have the right amount of Beeswax on the edges and high points I went ahead and applied my first coat of Cheesecake. After letting it dry for a couple hours I applied the second coat and this baby was ready to distress. Here’s where you just sit back and let the Beeswax work its magic… it makes it so easy, just using a warm wet cloth you can rub over your edges and where the wax is the paint comes right off. Then I did just a little more with my 220 grit sanding block and it was just the right amount of chocolate showing through. Voila!

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I then applied a clear coat of wax for protection and B-E-A-utiful! Now Let Them Eat Cake for crying out loud, they cleaned all the hardware!

Mmmmmm Cheesecake #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #cheesecake #offwhite #antiquewhite #homedecor #dresser #distressed #bedroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mmmmmm Cheesecake #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #cheesecake #offwhite #antiquewhite #homedecor #dresser #distressed #bedroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Mmmmmm Cheesecake #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #cheesecake #offwhite #antiquewhite #homedecor #dresser #distressed #bedroom - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Have a sweet day,

Julie

Next up… my other decadent duos, cherry cheesecake and blueberry cheesecake! Save room for more!


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Stacy & Julie {Salvage Sisters & Co}

We are two sisters living in Nebraska and Colorado pursuing our dream of having a business together – painting, repurposing and salvaging furniture and decor. In 2014 after a few years in the south, Stacy moved back to Nebraska. With our distance apart being less excruciating we decided to jump on the opportunity to follow our passion for crafting and start doing festivals and shows. Thanks to all of our friends in the community our tent was bare by the end of each weekend! We quickly learned our dreams were becoming a reality and we needed a way to be more in touch on a daily basis and so, our online store was born.

As we continue to grow we strive for our business to embody all of the things that we hold nearest to our heart- family, community and home. The Salvage Sisters are all about spending time together with the people we love and there’s no better place to do that than home. We are inspired by comfortable, lived-in homes that are filled with a perfect balance of both old and new. We hope that our passion shines from the warmth of our hearts into your home.

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