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?