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Chippy Antique Dresser

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November 19, 2013 by Terry

This past summer I stumbled upon a great find…a lady was cleaning out her cabin at a lake nearby as she was selling it.  She had to be out of it by the next day and had lots of things to get rid of.  She was selling furniture for super cheap so I stopped in to see if there was anything I liked.  To make a long story short I got waaaay more than I originally wanted as she was desperate to get rid of her stuff…Lucky me!  :0)

My favorite was this little chest of drawers…clearly antique….in fairly good shape but had layers and layers of paint on it.  At one time this dresser was painted a vintage pink color!

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So I got to work and started to strip the top….There were soooo many layers of paint though and it wasn’t going well at all.  I wanted to strip the top, sand it and stain it a nice dark color.  As I was stripping it I noticed how the paint was coming off in a interesting chippy way and I was really liking the look.  So I decided to stop the process and keep the look.

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Since the top turned out so nice I thought I’d try just brushing the stripper on the body just in certain areas to give it the chippy and cracked effect.  Wow was this ever easier and prettier than just stripping the whole thing!

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I did want to add a bit of contrast and style to it though so I painted the drawer fronts with a light grey and distressed them for a worn , softer look.  I kept the original hardware.

I’m a lover of stripes and this little dresser was perfect for striped sides… I got out the frog tape and away I went!  After some dry time I gave them a light sanding to soften the edges.  It turned out beautiful!

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She turned out super cute!  One of my favorite make overs…some times things turn out better when they don’t go as planned.  She definitely has more character now.

Happy Tuesday all!

Smiles!

Terry

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