You know Those oak dressers are real wood, they are built better than most of what is sold today….but, they are DATED! I will admit, I was very nervous when starting this project. What if my Dad found out I ruined them (sort of joking)! My biggest fear was making a mess of them. I could be safe and just sand and paint a solid color, I could really really sand (no thank you) and stain them, or i could use chalk paint as I have many times.
I had chosen our new bedroom colors of blush, gray, and white with hints of navy and rose gold. Living on a lake, I am drawn to “beachy” looks. I was thinking i wanted white washed weathered look. Not county, or milk paint like. I actually wasn’t sure what i wanted or how to achieve it.
I started by sanding, only by hand. There are Too many fine details to get the sander out. Then I used linen white chalk paint, i let that dry. I followed with a layer of aged gray chalk paint, let that dry and then lightly sanded. This wasn’t enough coverage so, repeat those steps.
Here’s the scary and interesting step i added in to “see” what it could make…..i went over it with weathered gray polyurethane i know….gasp!
It was streaky and PERFECT! I have finished one dresser and a bedside table, and will work on the big mirrored dresser soon. I updated hardware and will add onto this post as I do more! Stay tuned!