A Dresser Makeover for Fall...

I just completed a fun dresser makeover out in our sunporch!  I've had this old dresser for several years, always intending to paint it...


I love the lines and detail...but the finish was in rough shape...



This fall I am loving golden tones and have been bringing them into our home.  This dresser was a prime candidate for a spot of color!  I decided to use DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish 
in the Heritage color...


I did two light coats of paint...it's a bright color, and I wanted some of the reddish stain underneath to come through.  
I was lucky to get some natural crackling, too...


I watered down some of DecoArt Americana acrylic paint in the Chocolate Brown color and used it to accent shadows, etc.  I painted it on and quickly wiped off...


After distressing with a sanding block in spots, I finished it with DecoArt Americana Light Satin Varnish...one coat to the body and a second coat to the top for extra durability.

I painted over the round knobs, wiped off, and lightly 
sanded over the metal for a worn look.


I left the anchor pulls in their natural state...


I loved how it turned out!  We are going to use it for our television...but I couldn't resist playing with some fall decor...




I am a blogger for DecoArt and received product used for this project (thank you!)...all opinions are my own.

I am joining~


Until next time...


31 comments

  1. Absolutely love the color and how this piece turned out. So perfect for fall!!

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  2. I love it too! Thank-you as always for the inspiration you share.

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  3. You were the one to turn me on to Deco Art paints, so I'm glad to hear you are one of their reps-smart move on their part!!!! Great piece of furniture.

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  4. Very nice job! I don't paint wood but love it when others do and it turns out as great as this piece.

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  5. Very nice! Looks like a totally new dresser!

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  6. Love this makeover! The color is so warm.

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  7. It is a perfect fall color. I have a couple of pieces that need paint...one of these days!
    keep cool,
    deb

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  8. Very pretty and perfect for Fall too. I just finished using that paint (in a grey) on our kitchen mirror.

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  9. Linda,
    This is awesome. I love the color. Great job.
    Kris

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  10. What a beautiful transformation! Love that warm color.

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  11. It looks so beautiful, and so does your whole autumn vignette on top!

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  12. Love the color and the hardware !!! The crackles look cool. Really nice job!

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  13. I love it! Now is a perfect time for the color too!

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  14. That is a gorgeous color! I love the nautical hardware on that piece too. It was probably pretty trendy back in the 50's.

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  15. that turned out so pretty! I love the color for Fall too. It's amazing what paint can do. I guess that's why I have so much painted furniture myself.

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  16. Really great results Linda! I love that color and the effects you used. Drawer pulls are so unique😍 ann

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  17. New follower from GFC. Beautiful blog and photos.

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  18. What a great project, Linda! You're right, the dresser does have some great lines and details. I love those anchor pulls!

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  19. Linda, it turned out great. Those anchor pulls are so cute! I need something like that at our beach house.

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  20. What a great transformation!!! Beautiful job and great color choice Linda!!!

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  21. seeing your dresser in this color reminds me of an old dry sink that I found once in it's original paint, sort of the same color, maybe a little more mustard yellow, I loved it, and it lasted about 5 minutes in my antique booth. It's really gorgeous, you did a great job!

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  22. I love how this turned out, Linda! The color is perfect for fall and I love the nautical hardware. Thanks for sharing the technique, too. Love the pretty vignette on top. x Karen

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  23. I really like that color! I didn't give it a second look at Michaels and went for another color instead but after seeing your pretty dresser, I'll be picking up a jar next time. Love the nautical hardware on it too.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  24. Nice save, Linda, and I love the color. This makes me want to paint every piece of furniture in my house!!! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  25. I love the color you chose!! What a major transformation. :)

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  26. Love that color! It's totally fall!

    Happy, happy day to you friend!
    karianne

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  27. Linda,
    Thank you for sharing this great looking makeover at my party this week...GREAT COLOR!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  28. Of course anything in autumn colors appeals to me, but you did an exceptional job transforming that dresser and staging it, too!

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  29. Definitely an up-do on an oldie but a goodie.

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