This dresser was once adorned with stickers and nail polish, but Sarah from Honour Design came to the rescue with a little help from Rocky Mountain and Tough Coat!

When I was offered this piece from a neighbor I was pretty excited at how dramatic the before and after would be. This dresser was adorned with stickers, nail polish, and many other unidentified materials! I knew this was the perfect opportunity to save a piece!

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First step on this project was to remove everything from the surface. I may have miscalculated how long it would actually take to remove all the stickers… (LOL). After a lot of elbow grease I had the surface smooth. Next I applied Country Chic “Bonding Primer”. I knew that the shiny surface of this dresser was going to make my life very difficult to get the paint to slide on and stay on. The bonding primer is the perfect solution to save you time, paint, and a headache.

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Next I applied 2 coats of Country Chic Paint in “Rocky Mountain” over the dresser. I love this dark grey colour and wanted a deep base colour to make the crackled gold knobs pop. After the two coats of paint I waited a day and applied one coat of Country Chic Paint “Tough Coat”. After waiting one additional day I applied one more coat. I highly recommend trying out their protective top coat as a finishing product when you are looking for high durability for your project.

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Once the piece was dry I installed the decorative knobs I found at Home Sense Canada. I love the crackled glass of these gold knobs that give the piece a little extra personality! The dresser is now ready for a new forever home for many more years to come.

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Until the next project…. XOXO


Sarah {Honour Design}

Sarah calls Victoria, BC home with her husband, stepdaughter, and dog. Some of her favourite things include coffee, good friends, and home DIY projects. On the weekends she loves painting a vintage piece of furniture or getting inspired for her blog and YouTube channel.

~Her goal; to inspire you on your own design journey, one project at a time~

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