This stunningly creative dresser was refinished by Cait from Little City Farmhouse. She used Vanilla Frosting, Crackle Medium, Bees Knees and Texture Powder to achieve this worn, rustic look.

I am excited to finally share this dresser with you! I got this dresser for a steal but it was in less than stellar condition. It needed to be stripped down completely in order to get a nice smooth finish, but I didn’t want to necessarily go that route. I decided to roll with the existing finish and use several different products to come up with an old and very worn rustic finish.

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In the photo above, the top left is how the dresser started out. The finish was chipped in some places and glossy in others. The only prep I did to the dresser was to give it a really, really good scrub and replace the top. I wanted to use the chippy and glossy surfaces to my advantage. The night before I was going to paint the dresser, I applied very randomly Crackle Medium – thin in some places and thicker in others. No need to be perfect here!

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I applied a coat of Vanilla Frosting the next day. Cracking started instantly! I let it dry completely before moving on. I didn’t want the top coat of paint to meld with the crackle finish. I wanted it to sit on top and look like a thick layer of paint that had worn and chipped off over time. I mixed the color Bees Knees with Texture Powder and applied it with a small trowel very randomly all over the dresser, leaving the crackle finish exposed underneath in places.

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When it was really good and dry, I sanded it with 150 grit sandpaper. The previously glossy surfaces rejected the paint in places, resulting in further chipping – perfect! I sanded until I was happy with how rustic it looked.

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To finish it off, I applied a coat of Clear Wax over the entire piece and added hardware! I love how authentically old and worn this piece turned out!