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80s DRESSER UPDATE IN TWO TONE CHALK PAINT

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These old outdated 80's dressers are perfect to update with Chalk Paint! They are well made, solid and sturdy and while the wood carvings on the brown wood is so outdated, it makes for perfect detail and distressing with Chalk Paint!
I decided for this 80's dresser update to go with Two Tone Chalk Paint , using Paris Gray for the drawers and Old White , heavily distressed on the body.

I replaced the top 3 pulls with contrasting smaller knobs and painted the remaining drawer pulls. This allowed the wood carving details to really pop!

While hard to see when blah brown, the curves on the frame showed beautifully once painted and distressed along the edges!
I distressed the body heavily with my electric sander and then manually went around the drawer edges and details. I then sealed the entire piece with clear wax to preserve from wear for many years to come.
I think it turned out beautifully and would be perfect in an adult or child's room!
This piece made it to a new owner in less than a week! I wasn't surprised, how about you?



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