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,


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  1. Great Job! I’m with your customers. I’m still loving painted white furniture right now 🙂

    1. Goodness Angie, me too, I looked at my pinterest boards the other day and there was so many pieces painted white!

  2. CoCo…I love this dresser makeover. I especially love your creative use of beadboard – what a wonderful idea for a damaged piece of furniture!

    1. Thank you bunches Vicki!

  3. Once again you have done a wonderful job. I love the idea of adding the beadboard. That is a lot better than removing veneer. Have a blessed day my friend.

    1. I really appreciate it Renee, thank you!

  4. White. Cottage. Coastal. Yes, please! Love the bead board idea & it adds a lot if charm to the piece. Great job Coco! Bwg ~~,

    1. I’m trying to step it up a notch for the coastal girls! Thanks so much Bobbi!

  5. Hi Coco, that dresser looks amazing and the beadboard was such a great idea!! Where do you buy your paint? I have wondered where is the best place to buy it!! xo Lisa

    1. 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.

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