The world is full of vintage and antique furniture and I hear a lot of negativity about painting them. The best thing, in my opinion, re-do that vintage dresser makeover with paint and have fun. What’s the reasoning behind keeping everything as is? Times change and so do styles. Paint does not negate the memory of a loved one and the furniture is simply an item that once belonged to them at one time. I get it! I felt the same way for a long time with my Grandmother’s furniture. And my hubby feels that way to this day and I’m a furniture painter. You should hear some of our conversations. Ha!
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Vintage Dresser Makeover Before & After
To find the products used for this vintage dresser makeover click on the products below.
- Vintage Dresser
- White Lightning (Cleaner)
- Shop Towels
- BOSS (clear stain blocker)
- Paintbrush (mini angle)
- French Linen (chalk mineral paint)
- Tea Rose (chalk mineral paint)
- Driftwood (chalk mineral paint)
- Hurricane Gray (chalk mineral paint)
- Large Wax Brush
- Surfprep Sanding System
- Surfprep Sanding (RAD pads)
- Stencil (stick & Style) Royal Ann Garden
- White Wax (Best Dand Wax)
- Gator Hide Top Coat
- Vintage Glass Hardware
Reasons To Paint Furniture
- It’s UGLY! There I said it. It doesn’t fit my style. Paint is an affordable way to change the whole look of an ugly piece of furniture. Pick a color and get after it! My choice of paint is Dixie Belle for ease of use.
#2 It’s beyond repair and cannot be restored to its former glory. So many of these vintage dressers have sat in old barns for way too long. No climate control causes all kinds of issues. The wood is brittle, the drawers stick, missing parts, veneer damage… and the veneers are loose and popping all over the place. Let’s not even get into veneer removal! That can be a total nightmare and costly to replace. I do a lot of these vintage dresser makeovers. I love a good stencil makeover too!
#3 We are helping the environment by repurposing. Are we not the trashiest people around??? So much waste. This is just one way I like to repurpose. I also love to repurpose home decor. Check out what I did with an old repurposed frame! CLICK HERE to see the makeover.
The Results Of A Vintage Dresser Makeover
The results of a well-done vintage dresser makeover can add value and style to your home. Not to mention the bragging rights! Do you want to learn how I created this look? JOIN ME in The Art Of Painting Furniture and learn all my creative finishes from the comfort of your sofa.
Thanks for joining me today and listening to my reasonings for doing these vintage dresser makeovers. Painting furniture isn’t for everyone but it can be a great way to update and preserve those old pieces that are destined for the dump. I welcome your opinions and you know I love to hear from you. Drop me a comment below and feel free to give me your opinion. Happy painting!
Until the next project… xo, Do