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Black Graphite dresser with new bird knobs

As I stated in my previous post, I am busy organizing my new home and unfortunately there is not much time for painting…yet.    But, I still manage to finish up a few smaller projects and in this post I will  write about a 3-drawer dresser I finished in August.    The same customer of the large Aubusson blue buffet also asked me to refresh a dresser.  She asked me to paint the dresser Annie Sloan Graphite black, and she opted for new hardware.

Well, I cannot find a before picture…sorry for that…but here is the earliest picture I can find:

I actually stripped the top of this dresser and cleaned it afterwards with TSP.  It only needed a bit of woodfiller at the top, this dresser was in real good shape.  I also filled up the existing holes in the drawers,  I drilled new holes for the new knobs.  The picture above was made after one coat of chalk paint.

As you can see, I had some trouble disguising  the filled-up holes..


Work in progress…after two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint I sanded the dresser lightly,  just an overall touch and  a bit more sanding on the corners.  The last step is waxing!

It is beginning to look like something, right?  I really like to work with both the clear and dark wax.  The clear wax seals the paint and the dark wax gives it some aging.  Love the combination!  I suggest to do the waxing when the weather is cool and breezy…I remember doing this in August when it was hot!

Here is the end result:

OK, aren’t those knobs the best?


  1. Beautiful dresser!!!

  2. Ook weer heel mooi geworden Hetty! Die knoppen zijn inderdaad heel apart!

  3. Dank je lieve Han!

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