I bought this dresser at another estate sale a couple of months ago. We painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a 2 to 1 mix of French Linen and Old White. The dresser looks mostly grey, but out in the sun it has some taupe tendencies. The accent painting was done in Old White.
The top of the dresser was sanded down to bare wood and stained with Minwax Whitewash Pickling Stain. The top was then waxed with 2 layers of Miss Mustard Seed White Wax - and turned out beautifully.
The base was waxed with Miss Mustard Seed Furniture Wax and then one coat of the White Wax. We ended up using an entire container of white wax on this piece. It had a really nice effect on the top, but a negligible impact the rest of the dresser with the clear wax underneath.
The white wax has a greater effect if applied directly over the paint. If I were doing this piece again, I would apply the white wax to the areas I wanted accented prior to putting on the clear wax.
Oh, and by the way . . . this is what it looked like before . . .
Looks better now, don't you think?
This piece did not sell. Dangit! So if you're interested, and live close enough for delivery, just let me know!
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