Hope you are all having a great start to the New Year. I have got quite a few pieces in this year already and I can’t wait to get started on them.
First piece this year was this beautiful small dresser with curvy top drawers that gave this piece awesome character.
At first I didn’t know what to do with it, I couldn’t decide on a colour, if you have ever taken a look on Country Chic paint page you will see picking a colour is so hard because there are so many beautiful colour's to choose from. I ordered a few that I hadn’t tried before and one colour was called Soiree. I fell in love with this gorgeous colour and I think you’ll agree when you see it.
First off I lightly sanded my dresser so the previous gloss was removed and cleaned it down with a vinegar solution. This dresser is vintage and I usually keep the original hardware but the pulls that came with it were a little flimsy, so I had a set of cardholder drawer pulls which I knew would match this piece. I used wood filler to fill in the holes where the new handles would go. I left the single holes open as I was keeping the drawer knobs for the top drawers. Once the wood filler is set and dry I sanded them down flat.
When this was done it was ready to be painted. I primed the whole piece with 2 coats leaving a few hours in between dry time. Then I painted 3 coats of paint, yes three coats, and that was using a pint. Country Chic paint goes along way and has great coverage.
Once I had painted the third coat I let it settle for a few hours. I then marked out where my new handles would go and drilled new holes making sure I didn’t drill where I had previously filled.
I then sealed the dresser using Clear Coat and applied 2 coats. You can apply Country Chic paint clear coat with their sponges that they sell, brush or spray.
Once sealed I attached the hardware and then lined the drawers with wallpaper. Voila it was done. I hope this helps you in creating something of your own. Thank you for reading