Perfectly Aged & Crackled

This stunningly creative dresser was refinished by Cait from Little City Farmhouse. She used Vanilla Frosting, Crackle Medium, Bee’s 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 Bee’s 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!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

Make sure to follow Cait’s blog Little City Farmhouse. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram!

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