This dresser had good bones to work with. I knew that the hardware would need updating so I started with filling in holes in preparation for my design. The new hardware was updated using Rub ‘n Buff (silver) on the details.
I found this great Paris fabric and knew it would be perfect for the front of this piece. Using Mod Podge, the fabric was applied to the drawer fronts. The body was painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey. The trim was brought to life with General Finishes Milk Paint in Lamp Black and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Ochre. I love these colors together. They make everything look bright, new and elegant. Using mulitple colors and techniques such as fabric, stripes, stencils, glaze, etc. takes quite a bit of time but so worth the end results. The piece was sealed with General Finishes High Performance Topcoat in Flat.
As always with these older pieces, drawers always look better when they are freshened up. I like to stencil the inside of the drawers so that the customers feel like they are getting something very special. I used Modern Masters Metallic Paint in silver for the drawer stencils.
The last detail that was needed was to paint stripes on the sides and front door panel. I love mixing patterns. It gives more interest to this old, tired dresser. Now it is revived and beautiful!