This beautiful, chippy dresser was refurbished by Abbey from Painted Home Goods with Pebble Beach, Natural Wax, and Willow Antiquing Dust!

I absolutely fell in love when I first saw this dresser. Anything with detailed legs, original casters, and soft edges usually calls to me. It needed a little work on the outside but the drawers were pristine which is a huge plus.

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I sanded the areas where the old finish was flaking with a medium grit sandpaper then smoothed with a finer grit. Once everything was scrubbed clean, I brushed on a layer of shellac to stop any further flaking and to give the paint a smooth surface to adhere to.

Gray is a go-to color for me and I’ve used it on most of the painted furniture around my house. Country Chic Paint’s “Pebble Beach” is a soft, light gray and was perfect for this sweet dresser. After only 2 coats I was ready to distress. I used a paint scraper around the edges to achieve a chippy look and followed up with sandpaper for more control smoothing the distressed areas. Some of the patches on the front were a bit too stark for my liking so I dry brushed a little more “Pebble Beach” over those for a softer look.

After letting the paint dry for 24 hours, I gave it a good coat of Country Chic’s Natural Wax. While the wax was still tacky, I applied a very light brushing of Antiquing Dust in “Willow” in the details, especially near the legs. This added just a little more dimension and accented the details really well!

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With new white knobs and a floral paper drawer liner, this beauty was finished!

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Chippy Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfuniture #countrychicpaint #grey #chalkpaint #chippy #rustic #distressed - blog.countrychicpaint.com



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Abbey {Painted Home Goods}

As a mom to twin boys, I am always busy. Twice the fun, twice the work! My Twin Tornadoes and salvaging neglected furniture are my passions. If a twin mom in a small apartment can fix up and paint furniture, so can you! In today’s throw-away culture and tendency towards cheaply made, mass produced home goods, I seek to provide something different, something unique. Bringing new life to discarded finds is my way of contributing to the responsible thrifting counterculture that has become a growing trend. When shopping with PaintedHomeGoods you can feel good about what you buy. Enjoy!

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