Rustic dresser redo - layers upon layers of Chalk Paint

Rustic dresser redo

We’ve seen a lot of dresser redos in our time. Ones that we’ve done, ones our customers have done, and of course all the creative people all over the world who are nice enough to share their transformations. After awhile you think you’ve seen it all. Don’t get us wrong, we love Old White, but sometimes you just want to see color. Or texture. Maybe some creative decoupaging or pieced together stenciling that’s thinking outside the box. Just a little something-something that makes you go, “whoa.”

This dresser that our customer Brad shared with us had us picking our jaws up off the floor. It’s so cool and different that we immediately asked if we could share the finished product with everyone. He graciously said yes! So here we go, the Rustic Dresser Redo:

Sooooo cool!

rustic dresser

Brad layered Barcelona Orange over Emperor’s Silk, Napoleonic Blue, Old White, and Barcelona Orange lightened with Old White. He used an initial base coat of Napoleonic Blue to start, and then layered from there.

We love the pops of Napoleonic Blue in the drawers and the writing surface. We don’t always paint the inside of dresser drawers, but when they’re stained, or we just want a pop of color, it’s an easy thing to do.

You can really see the layered colors here. Brad used a combination of scrapers and rough sandpaper (100 grit) to get this rustic look. He also put the paint on thicker to get good texture between coats.

We can’t get enough of this empire dresser turned rustic chic. What do you think of this look and the chosen colors?

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