This dresser was a HEAP! See beyond the high gloss latex; beyond the plain, yellow wood knobs; beyond the scratches, chipped paint and uninspiring yellow.
Beneath the cream and yellow paint is solid wood with a deep brown stain.
With the simple lines yet elegant curvature of the top drawers…I saw some awesome potential!
Step 1: Strip the hideous high gloss paint.
Step 2: Strip the thick varnish
Step 3: Sand
Step 4: Stand back and admire the GORGEOUS wood!!!
Step 5: Stain…in this case using Annie Sloan Dark Wax to stain the wood. I applied two coats of dark wax.
Step 6-9: Paint, distress, wax, add new hardware.
I used some Aubusson and Louis Blue that I mixed for one project, added a bunch of old white and painted the mix over the dresser with out mixing it completely. The result was a blue/white marbly pattern throughout the paint.
And, just in case you forgot what it looked like before: