Rachel from Maison de Pax created another simple, yet stunning piece with Pebble Beach.
Hi Country Chic Paint fans! It's Rachel again from Maison de Pax, and today I'm excited to share a beautiful, simple, gray farmhouse dresser.
I shared a gorgeous gray crib recently that I refinished for my niece, and I liked it so much that I had to have some of that same Pebble Beach (I admit, I have a serious obsession with this color!) in my little girl's nursery.
Though chalk-based paints do not normally require significant sanding or stripping, this 150-year-old dresser needed a clean slate. I had repainted it once before, 7 or 8 years ago, without removing any of the previous finishes. Though I liked the result, if you looked closely you could see the drips and texture of layers and layers of paint.
Thanks to my sweet husband (since pregnant women aren't really supposed to be using stripping chemicals!), we got most of the old finishes removed and then sanded and sanded and sanded it smooth. The smooth, clean wood made a beautiful backdrop for the Pebble Beach.
This dresser is so old and worn that it needed a little distressing at the edges to fit its character.
And I distressed a bit around the keyholes, too, to mimic natural wear and tear.
I gave it a coat of Country Chic's clear wax (which gives such a lovely, smooth, matte finish!) and thought I was done.
Once I got it into the space, though, I realized that it was a touch too cool for the other objects in the room, so I warmed the entire piece up with some dark Briwax I had on hand. It's a dark wax that is almost liquid at room temperature, allowing you to color the whole piece just a touch without much streaking. I followed up with touches of Country Chic's antique wax to accent. I love how Country Chic Paint works with other refinishing products, as well; the whole refinishing process is so much more an art than a science, and these products allow for as much creativity as you can muster!
I finished it off with pink glass knobs (just a touch of femininity!), and I love the smooth, classic, rustic, finished look!
I'm Rachel from Maison de Pax, and I am so honored to be a part of the Country Chic Paint blogger squad. At Maison de Pax, we are working to renovate, redecorate, and rejuvenate our 1940 colonial to be a place where peace can be found; feel free to tour our home if you'd like. Our most recent focus has been our attic renovation, but for years I have loved to make over old file cabinets, paint mason jars, and create my own decor on a budget. With Country Chic Paint, I've already created a chippy side table, painted a "sunbleached" look, and gilded a frame... I love the endless possibilities!