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Chintz Inspired Antique Dresser Makeover

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January 9, 2017 by Terry

Quite sometime ago I went on a fun trip shopping with a friend of mine. We went to all kinds of furniture and home decor places. We weren’t shopping for anything particular and I was mostly shopping for inspiration. Sometimes I need a little furniture excitement to get me going again.

One of the places we stopped in at was Chintz & Company, I had never been there before and boy do I love it! While the prices might be beyond what I can sometimes afford, there is always an abundance of inspiration in their beautiful chandeliers, furniture and fabrics!

After seeing some of their gorgeous dressers and buffets, I came home inspired to paint one of my antique dressers similar to what I had seen on our trip.

before

I had purchased this sweet little chest of drawers off of a local classified website for an amazing price.  It even had the harp and original mirror which makes this purchase even more sweet.

After all my usual prepping I got to work painting.  Even though the finish is dark I decided to take a chance with bleed through and headed straight for the warm white FAT paint.  I really thought it would bleed through but to my amazement it was fine.

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I painted the whole piece with warm white first  and sanded it smooth. Then I taped off the entire piece and painted on my gold stripes. First I started using the pale gold metallic paint by fusion but wasn’t happy  with the way the gold was looking so I went over  it again with the specialty  glaze by the FAT paint company in Raw Sienna.

 After removing the tape  I gave it another light sanding  to smooth it all out.   After a generous coat of clear wax I decided that the gold still looked too bright to me up against the warm white. I decided to go over the  entire piece again with a light coat of dark wax to tone it down.

 After a lot of buffing it was time to add the final detail of some new hardware  with metallic accents to tie it all together! chintz-inspired-2chintz-inspired-4chintz-inspired-6chintz-inspired-7It certainly has that “Chintz” feel.  Now It just needs to find a “forever” home!

Smiles!

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17 thoughts on “Chintz Inspired Antique Dresser Makeover

  1. Jeannie says:

    Oh how pretty! What a great update to a piece many people would have thrown away. Great job!

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  2. Cheryl Licht says:

    So so pretty, Terry!! You always refinish pieces so tastefully! ❤️
    Cheryl

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  3. Fantastic! This is something different and I will have to copy it.

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  4. Definitely Chintz and Co worthy but maybe even better…

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  5. Really pretty!
    ~a whole store of Chintz?
    Whoa, THAT would be something!
    Catherine

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  6. Cynthia Benson says:

    You have amazing talent! So glad to have you back posting. Happy New Year.
    Cynthia

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    • Terry says:

      Awe thank you Cynthia! You are so nice! It’s nice to be sharing here again! I hope I can find the time to keep it up, I really miss posting regularly.
      I hope you have a great week!
      Smiles!

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  7. Mary says:

    Wow, sounds like my kind of store. I love how this turned out, Terry and you won’t have trouble selling this piece. Would also be great for a nursery. Have a great day.

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  8. The dresser is simply gorgeous and I don’t expect it will be looking for its forever home long.

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  9. Oh Terry, I really love the elegance of this piece and your staging!. I would like to invite you to share it at this weeks Fridays Furniture Fix for my followers to enjoy….. Hugs

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