Antique Script Dresser

By Vanessa, Owner at Vintage Soul in Ridgefield, WA.

This dresser was another example of how the best plans don't always work out the way you intended. I had planned to paint it in all one color, distress the edges, and just keep it simple and let the dresser speak for itself. I painted it in Annie Sloan Old White and then of course this dresser had to be a stinker and give me some bleed through on the drawers. My painting philosophy is to try and work with what a dresser gives me. Instead of getting into the mess of shellacking and re-painting, I decided to use my large Artisan Enhancements Script Stencil and my second favorite Annie Sloan color in Paris Gray. I applied the stencil design using a sponge and it then distressed over it with a sanding sponge to make it look worn and weathered and then finished it in Annie Sloan Clear Wax. Most of the time pieces don't turn out how you planned, sometimes they turn out better.

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesRollers, Stenciling & Embossing

Products Used

  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Paris Gray
  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Clear Wax
  • Artisan Enhancements Script Stencil

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