Custom Green Vintage Dresser Makeover

Friday, May 29, 2020

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a vintage dresser makeover with you!  This one is going to feature a custom color I created by mixing up a bunch of bottoms of my Country Chic Paints!

Mixing a custom color is a great way to use up all of your paint that you don't have enough of for a full project!  Cool custom color = no waste = saving money!



BIN Primer

(Some of the products used in this post were so kindly sent to me by the team over at Country Chic Paint, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!)

I picked up this piece off of Facebook Marketplace (before social distancing!) I just love the vintage details and the pretty legs on this thing!

I started off by cleaning it as usual and this piece also needed veneer removed!  So, I removed the peeling veneer from all of the drawers and the top for the piece with a damp towel and a hot iron!  leaving a wet towel on the veneer for a couple of hours (even overnight) and then working in sections by placing the hot iron of the wet towel and then scraping the veneer has been the easiest way to remove it for me!

Depending on how stuck on the veneer is, this may be easier or harder for you!  It just depends :)

After all of the veneer that needed removed was off, I sanded those parts with 120 grit sandpaper to smooth it out!  I also applied bondo to any scratches or holes, or imperfections on the piece. Once the bondo was completely dry I sanded it down with 80 Grit sandpaper on my orbital sander!

Once I cleaned off all of the dust from sanding I brought it inside and it was ready to be primed!  I used my trusty BIN primer and rolled on 3 coats using a 4 inch nap roller.  

While the primer dried I worked on sanding the legs to bare wood since I was going to be leave these unpainted!  Luckily they sanded down pretty easily.

I smoothed the primer out with some 150 grit sandpaper once it was dry and it was ready for paint!

I tape off the top and legs of my dresser as those were staying wood, and also wrapped my drawers with painters plastic to prevent any overspray from getting in the drawers.

I mixed up a bunch of remaining paint I had from old projects and created this gorgeous pale green color!  I honestly don't remember which colors I used (I'M SORRY!) But, I'd say this color is very close to Country Chic Paint's color in Dune Grass!

I loaded up my paint sprayer by straining the paint and thinning it a bit with water. I sprayed on 3 coats of this color with my sprayer!

Once the paint was dry, I took off the plastic and applied some white wash with my CCP Limestone Glaze to the bare wood portions of my piece!  After everything had completely dried for a few hours, I sprayed on my favorite poly topcoat, doing 3 coats.

I put my hardware back on, and this baby was done!  I looooove this piece!!

Don't forget to use my code for 10% off Country Chic Paint!

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