Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Dresser Makeover

Aaaaand we’re back…to painting dressers Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White that is. I don’t even know if you guys remember this dresser or not. I bought it at The Warehouse. It was a pretty random day but I had a major score for Loblolly Manor the day I found this dresser. Remember this little pile of goodies? That’s the dresser in the back.


I don’t know what it is about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White but I can hardly keep the pieces I paint in this color in my booth at The Pickers Market. I’ve painted this exact same dresser this exact same shade about a hundred times and each time it sells fairly quickly.


This dresser has been like a lot of the other dressers I’ve painted, in rough shape. Check out this top. It had a date with my orbital sander and 80-grit sandpaper.


The veneer on both sides of this dresser was also in need of some attention.


I decided to use beadboard panels we had on hand from a previous project to add a cottage feel to this dresser. Once you’ve determined the dimensions of the panel, cut the beadboard panel with a handsaw


and secure in place with tack nails. I also used Liquid Nails, which can be purchased at most home improvement stores to help further reinforce the panels to the dresser.


With the sides firmly in place, I used one coat of Zinsser Primer,


followed by two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White, a light sanding and finished with clear paste wax.


Make sure to allow for adequate drying time between each coat of primer, paint and wax. It makes a difference.


One thing I’m beginning to appreciate more and more as a vendor is understanding what my customers like and it’s definitely white, cottage and coastal.


Many blessings,



    • CoCo says

      I buy the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint from a place called The Model Home store. They are fantastic! Most of my other supplies come from local home improvement stores like Lowes.