The white dresser

Here is another piece finished, so nice to get things done!  This dresser is from the 1920’s or 30’s, built very well dovetail joints and all.  There were just a few small areas of missing veneer (filled with some wood putty and sanded) and the finish was quite dull.  Out came the Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White and Paris Grey.  I knew I wanted a crisp white and thought a Swiss cross would look cool so I cleaned it up and started painting.  The only place that I was getting a little frustrated was laying out my design with Frog Tape.  Math isn’t my best subject but after a bit of figuring on paper it worked out.  And the Frog Tape is amazing, my son Christopher brought it home for me instead of the blue painters tape and I must say it was worth the extra cost.

Naturally I forgot to take before  pictures!  So I have a few in process photos and also photos of the hardware that I cleaned and used some Rub N Buff in antique gold, I love that stuff!

Frog Tape all placed

before and after Rub N Buff

all finished

I’ve shared this project at Elizabeth & Co.

Carter’s Cottage

Faded Charm

Primitive & Proper



  1. All your hard work paid off! It looks beautiful!!

  2. It turned so pretty! Love it too…

  3. Reno-vation says:

    Nice! I like the little pieces of tape you used to remember which sections to paint white and which to paint grey. I’ll have to remember that!

  4. WOW! I love it. I vowed to neverpaint anything that requires tape because the math alone makes my head hurt. You did a great job!

  5. Love the way it came out. The Rub-n-Buf is so clever. I have to use that on a project soon!

    Accidentally Stylish w/ S.S. Milk

  6. Oh what a beautiful dresser and I love the handles :-)

  7. i love that! the paint treatment draws the eye to the awesome shape at the apron!

  8. So beautiful!!! Awesome, awesome job!!

  9. Don’t ya love a solid built piece! Lovely finish and nice touch to the hardware! Thanks for sharing over at My Monday Muse!

  10. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Love the color combination and the design – very cool1

  11. Thank you for following my blog. I’m enjoying catching up on yours. Right now my whole apartments smells of stain and polysealer on upcycled cabinets that are not nearly as nice as the one you have. But the fun of Do it Yourself can’t be beat. That dresser is stunning and I love the copper burnish.

  12. What a cool piece!!! You did great!

  13. justformeandyou says:

    What an awesome piece!!! You did great!

  14. Love how you’ve taken the cross round the sides too! Great job!!

  15. Love it…you did a great job!

  16. Love this piece!

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