May 2016

Antique Dresser Update


When I found this lovely old antique dresser it had all the casters and original hardware. The casters are wood and one of them was broken in half. Fortunately the previous owner thought to keep the broken wheel. A little wood glue fixed the wheel as well as several of the drawers that needed to be stabilized.

Time for paint. I love Antibes Green but for this I wanted to lighten up the color a little. So I mixed 1 part Antibes Green with 2 parts Pure White. That was a little lighter green than I wanted so I added a little more Antibes Green until I got the color I wanted.

I started with the sides and painted them Pure White then measured and taped them to create stripes. Then I painted everything with the green and white mix. Once I was done I distress the whole thing and waxed it with clear wax and dark wax.

I love that this dresser had the original hardware with it. The green and white stripes on the sides add a little character to the piece without being overwhelming. Mixing Annie Sloan colors to get just the right look is easy so don’t be afraid to try it.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look

Cindy 🙂