It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day! Each month we get together with a group of talented bloggers and makeover a piece of furniture according to a specific theme. This month our theme is “Farmhouse”, and we decided to paint this old dresser with a pretty blue farmhouse vibe.
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I pulled this dresser out of our stash. The drawers needed a little work, but other than that it was in great shape.
I started by giving the entire piece a quick sanding. It had a shiny finish that I suspected might not take paint well. I didn’t spend a lot of time sanding or trying to remove the entire finish. The goal was to remove some of that shine and rough it up a little to give the paint something to stick to. I have several power sanders but this one is my favorite.
I created a custom color mix for this piece with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I poured about a cup of Pure White into a jar, then added Duck Egg Blue a little at a time until it was the color I wanted. (I save old spaghetti sauce and jelly jars just for this purpose).
I painted two coats of the custom color mix, then decided to do a light white wash over the whole piece using Pure White. To do the wash, I followed the instructions in this post. I left a lot of the white paint in the details around the drawers.
Next, I lightly distressed the piece with a sanding block. I really like these sanding blocks because it’s easy to hold and much easier to control the level of distressing compared to a power sander.
Ready to see what my friends came up with for their farmhouse style furniture makeovers? Check out their projects below and click on the pictures to see the full tutorials.
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