I posted a couple days ago with a tutorial on building your own drawer slides. The dresser I built them for, I recently inherited from my sweet niece Morgan. Even though it needed some work, I was thrilled when they dropped it off! It's has a beautiful, serpentine front, and classic cabriole feet.
The finish was super shiny and almost like plastic. I didn't want to spend the rest of my life sanding and priming, so the obvious choice was to use chalk based paint.
I wanted to stay light, and in the beige family, but the yellowed, speckled paint and floral details had to go.
I mixed up a blend of 50% Young Kansas Wheat and 50% Pure white, both from CeCe Caldwell.
I brushed on 2 coats of my custom color on the body, and 2 coats of Pure White on the drawer faces. I waxed everything with one coat of clear wax, one coat of my DIY antiquing wax. I added a bit of light distressing to bring out some of the details.
Here's the final result.
The original, brass hardware was in great shape and worked well with the new colors, so I went with it.
I love how soft and feminine it looks and I love the hardware.
What do you think?