Thursday, November 15, 2012

Beachy Dresser

I recently refinished this piece for a client. 

client dresser-after
{BTW, promise I didn’t miss a spot on the left-hand side of the second drawer…it’s a string on the hardware}  This piece was gorgeous before but she wanted a more beachy look since it was going in her beach house.  Here is the before…
client dresser-before
I used a custom mix of Annie Sloan Chalk paint and thinned it to make a wash.  We decided on a pickled stain finish to change the piece from rustic to beachy.  Here is a close-up look during the process {beachy on the left side and rustic on the right}.

client dresser-mix
The fluorescent lighting in the workshop makes it a little hard to see the difference in pictures but we are all happy with the finished piece.

client dresser-after3

client dresser-after2

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  1. I love this finish!!! You did a fabulous job!!!

  2. Anonymous12/15/2012

    I like this washed look on the dresser. I agree it was gorgeous before but could you tell me how you made this custom ASCP? What did you mix it with and did you brush it on or put it on with a rag? Did you wipe it off some too. Thanks for help, I've been wanting to do this to a few pieces for myself.

  3. Love the white wash look! Did you strip the dresser first or just go over it with ASCP without any prep? Thanks!

  4. Love the look, but what would I use for my medium-dark brown pine dresser and end tables to get that look?