Have a French dresser you want to paint? Check out this blue painted French provincial dresser with gold hardware for some inspiration and how to tips.
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This is what this dresser looked like before. It was a typical vintage dresser, but needed a face lift to get rid of scratches, dings, and dents in the finish.
Supplies Used For This Blue Painted French Provincial Dresser
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- Krud Kutter
- Clear Shellac
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Paint Sprayer
- Jitterbug Country Chic Paint
- Peacoat Country Chic Paint
- My favorite Polyurethane in Satin
- Rub N Buff
- Country Chic Paint Painting Sponge
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Prep and Prime French Provincial Dresser
We started out by prepping the piece as we always do and cleaning the dresser with Krud Kutter and a damp rag.
I was 99% sure this dresser would give me problems with bleed through too, especially since I sanded down past the finish in quite a few places.
So I made sure to take the dresser outside and spray a couple of coats of shellac on it before I started to paint anything.
I like to use shellac for this because shellac dries clear, so I can distress to my heart’s content without having some other color show up between my finish and the wood.
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Paint Dresser Blue
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It is a clay based paint (just like chalk paint) that is super environmentally friendly. These are two of my favorite colors from them, and they mixed together perfectly.
Since I love to spray my paint on, I mixed up the paint, and thinned the paint into my spray gun. I seriously love my paint sprayer so much!
You can learn about using a paint sprayer to paint a dresser here!
If you’re tired of brush strokes on your furniture, or if you’re tired of taking so much time to paint one piece of furniture, you really need to look into purchasing a sprayer. Here’s my list of the best HVLP paint sprayers.
Once it was sprayed (I believe it took 2-3 coats), I lightly distressed the edges. Learn more about the 6 best distressing furniture techniques here!
Topcoat Blue Painted Dresser
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Paint Dresser Hardware
The hardware got a quick makeover with Rub N Buff wax. This stuff is soo amazingly easy to use and it creates a really nice finish. And it’s not just for hardware.
I’ve used it for accents on furniture details, and I know others have used it for so many different things. And it comes in so many different colors.
And that’s the makeover!
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More Before And After Makeovers
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- Prep French provincial dresser for paint and clean it with Krud Kutter and a damp rag.
- Prime dresser with a couple of coats of shellac before painting.
- Mix up the blue chalk paint and apply 2-3 coats onto the dresser. Lightly distress the edges with sandpaper.
- Seal blue painted dresser with a few coats of waterbased polyurethane to give the finish extra durability.
- Paint the old hardware gold with the Rub N Buff wax and attach them to the blue dresser.
More Chalk Painted Dresser Makeovers
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- Homemade Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover
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- DIY Black French Provincial Dresser
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