Creamy Farmhouse Dresser {guest post}

Natalie from A Ray of Sunlight used Vanilla Frosting to give this lovely dresser a farmhouse look!

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I’m always amazed at how easily legs and paint can transform a piece. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original legs on this dresser, but I loved the amazing quality and build of the dresser.

I started out by taking off the front apron or legs of the dresser by removing a few screws and prying it off. Then I used the circular saw to cut the sides down until I was left with a completely flat bottom. I then simply screwed in new legs with furniture plates and added a piece of trim around the bottom to finish it off.

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

The new legs really take it from vintage to modern and completely change the feel of the dresser.

Then I stripped off the old stain on the top of the dresser and prepped the bottom with a light sanding and thorough cleaning.

I painted a few coats of Vanilla Frosting onto the base, then lightly distressed with 220 grit sandpaper around the edges. Once all the dust was wiped off, I sealed the paint with 2 coats of top coat for extra durability.

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I stained the top with dark walnut wood stain and then wiped on 3 coats of polyurethane to seal it. Then I added new antiqued brass hardware to finish off the farmhouse look.

This vintage dresser took on a complete new modern look with updated legs, new hardware and a fresh finish!

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Creamy Farmhouse Dresser #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #homedecor #chalkpaint #vanillafrosting #farmhouse #offwhite #white #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com




Natalie {A Ray of Sunlight}

Hello! My name is Natalie, and I am the owner and creative mind behind A Ray of Sunlight. I have always loved anything to do with crafts, so it only seemed right when I started my career in painting and refinishing furniture. Growing up my parents taught me many things including how to re-purpose and reuse what we already had. They taught me how to create, imagine the possibilities and transform things with a bit of work and paint (or no paint for my natural wood loving dad). I wanted a career that would enable me stay home with my baby girl, and furniture does just that. I hope to inspire those who are looking for fresh decor, but don’t want to pay a pretty penny for the cheaply made furniture at stores. Thank you for following along on my adventures of up-cycling and bringing light back to old outdated pieces.

Make sure to follow Natalie on her blog, A Ray of Sunlight. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!


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