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.
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Blue Painted French Provincial Dresser Makeover
- Paint with Blue Chalk Paint
- Paint Hardware Gold
For this project we used:
Learn how to prepare furniture for paint here!
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.
This paint is from Country Chic’s Paint line and I just love it!
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.
Check out this other Navy Blue Dresser that was painted in Peacoat Blue.
Since I love to spray my paint on, I mixed up the paint, and thinned it into my spray gun.
You can learn about Using a Paint Sprayer to Paint a Dresser here!
I seriously love my paint sprayer so much!
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 how to distress furniture here!
And then I finished it up with multiple coats of my favorite poly to give the finish extra durability.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
And learn all about the different options for Topcoat for Painting Furniture here!
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!
And please share this makeover with your friends, family, or fellow furniture painters! I sure do appreciate all the likes, comments, and shares!! So thank you so much!
More Chalk Painted Dresser Makeovers:
- Grey Chalk Paint Dresser
- Homemade Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover
- Behr Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover
- Teal Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover
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