Tips For An Effortless Wet Distressed Dresser

Tips For An Effortless Distressed Dresser

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Tips For An Effortless Wet Distressed Dresser
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I love the look of a distressed dresser and it makes the bumps of life on your furniture so much easier to swallow. Oh, it’s gonna happen. It’s just a matter of time and when it does, it just adds a bit more character.

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Tips For An Effortless Wet Distressed Dresser

This dresser is getting a makeover! A black distressed look with chalk mineral paint and sealed black wax.

Choosing The Right Paint For A Wet Distressed Dresser

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I use chalk mineral paint when I want a distressed look on my furniture makeovers. Having a peekaboo of the beautiful wood showing through gives it so much character. You just can’t go wrong with a black and brown combo. It’s a classic!

How to wet distress a dresser using chalk mineral paint. This distressed dresser was painted with two coats of caviar chalk mineral paint and allowed to dry overnight. shortly after painting, I used a kitchen scrubber sponge to distress the edges on carefully chosen areas to add a bit of depth and character. It’s so easy! Just wet the kitchen sponge, use the scrubber side to carefully remove the amount of paint that you want to be removed, and then wipe the distressed area clean with the smooth side of the sponge. Done!

Sealing Your Distressed Dresser With Black Wax

This is really cool! Did you know you can make your own black wax with clear wax? It’s a great compliment to this black chalk painted, distressed dresser and you don’t have to worry about streaking with the wax over the black. Black painted furniture can get tricky, but using this method with wax, works! I love the feel of a waxed piece and sometimes it’s the logical choice.

How To Make Black Wax

I added a black chalk mineral paint to my clear furniture wax to create a beautiful colored wax to compliment the distressed dresser.

To make black wax for your distressed dresser, use about 4 Tbsp of soft furniture wax and added about 1 tsp of the Caviar chalk mineral paint. I really kinda eyeballed it. Just add enough paint to the wax to tint it a bit. The chalk mineral paint is highly pigmented so it’s great for making colored waxes with their paints.

Sealing The Distressed Dresser

How to apply DIY black wax to a distressed dresser for a gorgeous streak free finish!Applying the black wax is fairly easy when you use a soft wax brush. I used a circular motion when applying to make sure the wax covers the paint completely, then I smooth it out in one direction. If you allow the wax to dry in the circular pattern without smoothing it out, the finish will be uneven when it dries and you’ll be calling me up for help. LOL, It ain’t pretty! Allow it to dry then buff with a clean lint-free cloth until it’s silky smooth on the distressed dresser.

Black Distressed Dresser

Tips For An Effortless Distressed DresserBlack is always a stunning look for dressers and adding the distressing to it makes it even better. In my opinion… what do you think? I’d love to hear what you think in the comment section below.

Until the next project… xo, Do


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