Dressers and Vanities

White Shabby Chic Dresser Buffet

Congratulations to me! Perfect solid Dove White chalk paint with no bleed through anywhere. Count on antique mahogany for it’s rich stain bleed. Two coats of General Finishes Stain Blocker primer gave me confidence for super nice coverage of white over dark. I am not disappointed.

Shabby chic is a style of interior design where furniture and furnishings are either chosen for their appearance of age and signs of wear and tear or where new items are distressed to achieve the appearance of an antique.


Stencil First

Black french letter stencil adds the chic but not the shabby. After it dried well, I distressed the stencil with sandpaper. It’s scary though. I fear I’ll sand too much and need to re-stencil. I’ve not had to do that yet!

Grunge Glaze Last

Shabby here we come. Dry brush VanDyke Brown Glaze by General Finishes (I love this stuff) for the natural aged look and some color interest. Apply sparingly in ridges and a little heavier on corners. Check out an earlier post for tips using glaze.

After Thought

Do you finish a piece then over-analyze it? I do sometimes. The “should-a’s” come out to play. With this piece, I wonder if I should-a left it without the grungy glaze. I just don’t know if I like it or not . . . . Hmmm

Check it out a Westside Consignment on Morrell in Jackson and tell me what you think.

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