Black and Gold Leaf Dresser

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

This project has been my favorite piece I have ever done to this day.  I am so thrilled with how it turned out and I tried a few new things which makes this even more of a reward!


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I picked up this white French Provincial style dresser from Facebook Marketplace and let me tell you this thing is HEAVY.  I found the tag in the drawer that says it is made of solid white ash.

(The paint used in this post was so kindly sent to me by Country Chic Paint but all thoughts and opinion are 100% my own!)

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It was painted in a white latex paint that started bubbling and peeling so that was the first thing to fix! I grabbed my trusty Black and Decker orbital sander and got to sanding.  It took some time, but I got rid of all the flaking/peeling paint, the drip marks, and the bubbles and it was finally smooth!

Since there was previously a glossy latex paint on this piece beforehand, I knew I needed to prime.  So I grabbed my trusty gripping primer and put a coat over the whole dresser.

I also filled the previous holes from the hardware on the drawers!

After the primer was dry, I went in with this gorgeous black chalk style paint from Country Chic Paint in the color Liquorice and my trusty 2" oval paint brush.  It is such the perfect sleek black color!  It is so deep and gorgeous, it goes great with the gold accents I was going to add after painting!

I did about 3 coats of the paint, letting it dry completely in between each coat!

Now it was time for the fun part, the gold leaf!  I used my gold leaf sheets and gold size adhesive I got from Amazon and applied it to the bottom left of the dresser and the top right.  I didn't take any pictures of this process because it is messy, but if you want an in depth tutorial on how to apply gold leaf to furniture, leave me a comment! :)

Next up I drilled the new holes for these gorgeous brushed brass drawer pulls I found on Amazon.

Before putting on the hardware, I needed to seal it.  I used my Clear Coat from Country Chic and put it in my paint sprayer for this for a streak free perfect finish!

I did two coats for max protection and let it dry completely in between each coat.

I added the hardware and it was done!  I love love love how this turned out and I am so happy everyone who has seen it loves it too.  I got a lot of good feedback on this piece and its amazing!

Here are some beauty shots!

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