Hi Everybody! I am so sorry that I have been MIA this week. My hubby and I have been working like crazy to get the kitchen done. We have run in to some glitches which I will share in detail when I do the kitchen reveal.
For now though, I am over joyed to report that I finished my antique dresser. She turned out great! I really wanted to try using chalk paint on this but I wasn't able to get any so I relied on my favorite Benjamin Moore paint in Dove White.
Here is the Before to refresh your memory.
And here it is now...
The first thing I did on this piece was thoroughly sand it. It was very beat up from being left outside in the elements for awhile but it was still structurally sound. The paint on it was chipping off and and there was also some minor warping. I sanded first with my electric sander and then followed by a sanding block. Next I filled in some of the larger cracks with putty because I saw potential for splitting. Then I sanded again.
Finally, I did two coats of primer (I like Zinser) and lightly sanded in between coats. After that, I painted two coats of Benjamin Moore Dove White. After the paint was completely dry I sanded and distressed the piece all over. We ended with applying a clear wax and new hardware.
I would love to hear what you think about the piece so feel free to leave me a comment.
PS. I usually like to put my projects in my home and accessorize before I take pics but in this case since it has taken so long, I decided to just show you now. I couldn't wait any longer! I will show you pics again when I get it in the house.
Linking up with Metamorphis Monday, Dittle Dattle, The Thrifty Home, Saavy Southern Style, and House of Grace.