March 12, 2014

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen Dresser

A sister piece to the dresser-turned-TV-console, this high dresser had similar problems of her own: lots of water stains, scuffed legs and missing hardware.

Old pieces of furniture energize me.  My thoughts begin racing with the possibilities and and endless options.  It's even more fun when the piece is meaningful.  It exudes a special invitation: "Re-make me into something special but never forget where I came from."

I gave her a good clean...removed the drawers and layers of dust that had built up throughout the years.

Since some of the hardware was already missing and the remaining pieces weren't in great condition, I removed all the pieces and filled the holes with wood filler and sanded them for a smooth finish.

At one point, there were 10 drawers being painted at once in the living room/kitchen of my old apartment.  I know my roommates were counting the days until I moved out!

Kern uses this  dresser in our apartment.

It is painted Annie Sloan's French Linen with a rim of Old White.

It is waxed with a mixture of Annie's clear and dark wax.

Kern drilled holes for the new pulls and installed them.  I'm so pleased how well they mesh with the overall look.

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