Hi everyone! It’s Denise from Salvaged Inspirations! I started with a vintage dresser with so many gorgeous details! There was trim missing on the oval and a few missing pieces of veneer, but nothing a fancy, velvety paint finish couldn’t cover up.
Shop Towel | Titebond Glue
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
BOSS Gray Primer
Antebellum Blue Chalk Mineral Paint
In The Navy Chalk Mineral Paint
Gemstone Mousse in Amber
Satin Clear Coat
I started by removing all the hardware and giving it a really good cleaning inside and out.
To repair the broken trim on the front oval, I removed what was left using a putty knife and then gave the entire dresser a scuff sanding. I used this Woodubend trim and glued it on using Titebond Glue.
Because these old vintage dressers tend to show splotches and bleed through, I primed with this BOSS Tinted Gray Primer.
Pro Tip ~ When painting a dark color, a tinted primer is really helpful as it will cut down on the number of coats needed for full coverage.
For my base coat, I used In The Navy. With the help of the tinted primer, I got GREAT coverage with just one coat! Once my base coat of navy was dry, I gave it a light sanding to knock it down and then added a paint-wash of Antebellum Blue over it. Brush the paint on, then dab it off with a lint-free towel or shop cloth. This removes a little of the wash to reveal the navy base coat underneath.
To read the rest of this elegant tutorial, head on over to Salvaged Inspirations here!