Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Knotty Dresser

I don’t know about you but I am so looking forward to summer.  Clearly, that is what I was dreaming about when I redesigned this dresser.

I have been dying to incorporate rope handles and have been waiting for the perfect piece.  As soon as I saw the rope-carved detailing on this Broyhill dresser, I knew this was my chance.

My pinspiration piece can be found here.  I loved her piece but felt a more nautical, less industrial look would suit this particular dresser style best.  I used 5/8” rope and just tied it in a standard knot on the outside and inside of each drawer.

This piece was refinished in a classic navy, Sherwin Williams Rainstorm, and features a medium distressed finish with a clear wax. 

This knotty nautical look has me ready for summer!  Bring on the sunshine and sand…

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  1. Hi Cindy! I love this piece and I am just a beginner - haven't even painted my first piece yet. I see that for your two posts in April, you used Sherwin Williams paint instead of the Annie Sloan chalk paint. How is the prep of the piece different for Sherwin Williams versus Annie Sloan? Thanks for your help.

    1. The paint is different considering it is a latex and not chalk paint. However, I have not had any issues with Sherwin Williams paint adhering to surfaces and I do not use a primer. I am hesitant to recommend this to people though because latex often requires a primer to adhere properly. I just choose my pieces wisely when using latex (no high gloss or cherry finishes)and also mix latex and chalk paint for better adherence. Hope that helps!

  2. Great it!

  3. Oh gosh!!! I love this!
    You know, I'd forgotten we can still use paints that
    AREN'T Annie Sloan!

  4. Those knots just put that already awesome dresser right over the top!

  5. This is the perfect color for a project I want to try. I am a newby so I need a lot of reassurance :)! You memtioned mixing Annie Sloan and latex. I am curious what that would do and did you use the Annie Sloan wax on this piece? Was the process much different when using latex?

    1. Mixing chalk paint and latex paint seems to help the latex stick to the surface without priming and produces the same finish as chalk paint (or at least that has been my experience). I mostly use other paste waxes (Johnsons or Minwax) unless I sealing over white or cream chalk paint. I just find these other waxes are easier to work with and are far less expensive.

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous and I LOVE those pulls! So clever!