Shabby Chic Dresser Makeover {guest post}

May 23, 2014 2 Comments

Lindsay from My Creative Days gave this yard sale dresser a new shabby-chic look with Creme Brulee and some detail distressing.

Hello! Lindsay from My Creative Days here to show you a shabby chic dresser makeover with the help of Creme Brulee paint color from Country Chic Paint.

I picked up this old dresser at a yard sale. I loved so much about it, but it needed some work. It was rough in a lot of areas and I knew a great paint color would really make this dresser stand out.

Shabby Chic Dresser Remodel #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

When I decided on the paint color, I really took into account the dark color of the wood. I wanted a paint color that would accentuate the dark wood once I sanded it. Creme Brulee did just that. The dresser took three coats of paint and I took off the back panel that was put on by the previous owners.

Shabby Chic Dresser Remodel #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

The dark wood color coming though the Creme Brulee is so yummy! It turned out so much better than I thought it would.

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It took sand paper, sweat and elbow grease to distress the dresser (and make it "shabby chic"), but the outcome is so worth it!

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You can really see the details on the dresser now.

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So beautiful.

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Shabby Chic Dresser Remodel #DIY #paintedfurniture - www.countrychicpaint.com/blog

This shabby chic dresser makeover is one of my favorite projects to date. Sometimes you find a piece to work on and it really does come out the way you imagined it (and sometimes...it comes out even better than you imagined). :-)

Country Chic's 2014 Blog Squad member: Lindsay

Lindsay {My Creative Days}

Hello! My name is Lindsay. I am mom to Landen and Gabrielle, wife to Matt and blogger at www.mycreativedays.com. I love to be creative in my day, my home and with my kids. I am obsessed with old wood, rusty treasures and everything in between. Finding frugal and creative ways to decorate our home, create a fabulous craft or do an activity with the kids is a passion of mine.

Make sure to follow Lindsay on her blog My Creative Days, as well as on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Hometalk and Instagram!

2 Responses

Sarah Archer
Sarah Archer

August 11, 2015

Hi Jenna,

One pint of Creme Brulee should be plenty for a project this size! Each pint covers ~60 square feet. With regards to the wax, it looks like Lindsay finished this piece with our natural wax.

Have a great weekend!


August 11, 2015

Hi, I am looking to use the same paint for a similar project. What size can of country chic paint did you end up using? Also, did you use there wax or buy elsewhere?


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