PATRICIA’S PROVINCIAL DRESSER

Today’s contributor is Patricia from The Wood Spa and she is sharing this provincial dresser makeover. She is a member of the Home Decorating, Upcycling and DIY Facebook group. All posts submitted by Patricia for Grillo Designs can be found HERE.

PROVINCIAL DRESSER MAKEOVER WITH GLAZING

 



PROVINCIAL DRESSER MAKEOVER

 

Materials used

  • Rustoleum white primer spray
  • Homemade chalk paint (See chalk paint recipe here)
  • Black glaze (Valspar clear glaze + black latex paint)
  • Minwax Polycrylic Spray – satin
  • sponge roller
  • purdy paintbrush
  • chip brush (for glazing)
  • baby wipes

 

How to

1 – I Lightly sanded the whole piece (120 grit).

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2 – Cleaned entire piece with TSP solution and paper towel and then cleaned again.

 

french provincial dresser

3 – Taped and covered with paper the inside of the dresser and drawers to avoid primer overspray.

4 – Primed everything with Rustoleum white spray primer.

 

 french provincial dresser

 

5 – Rolled first coat of paint over large areas with a sponge roller (I made my own chalk paint with 2 part of latex paint and 1 part of Calcium Carbonate).

6 – Brushed same paint on corners and details (I ALWAYS use my PURDY paintbrushes).

7 – After it dried, repeated steps 5 and 6 for the second coat.

 

french provincial dresser

 

8 – When paint was totally dry (4-6 hours) finished it with glaze.

 

 

Glazing:

 

6oz of clear glaze (I used Valspar); 1 table spoon of black latex paint (mixed them to make black glaze); a chip brush; baby wipes.

1 – Brushed glaze over a small area, i.e. a drawer. Immediately wiped glaze off with a baby wipe with steady linear movements (horizontal for drawers and top, vertical for sides).

 

french provincial dresser

 

2 – Repeated step 1 on other small areas. The largest area was the top.

3 – After piece was dry, applied some brush strokes on the edges of piece (see pictures) using a chip brush “dirty” with black glaze. The brush was almost dry, with just a tiny bit of glaze.

 

french provincial dresser

 

Would you like to see how I glazed this piece of furniture? Watch my video below!

 

 

To see more of  Patricia’s work please visit her Facebook page The Wood Spa or her website here.

 

IF YOU LIKED THIS PROJECT YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THIS MARTHA STEWART TABLE REVAMP

 

Sewing table makeover

 

OR THIS TUTORIAL ON HOW TO MAKE CHALK PAINT AT HOME

 

Patricia from the Wood Spa shares 2 ways to make Homemade Chalk Paint. The first with calcium carbonate and the second with Plaster of Paris! Click here to view her full tutorial and watch her video tutorial on how to make homemade chalk paint

 

AND HOW TO APPLY CHALK PAINT THE RIGHT WAY!

How to chalk paint a picture frame

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  1. michelline

    Good Morning! I am redoing a dresser for a client and she requested dark gray. I started lookong up dark gray dressers to get some ideas and came across your post, LOVE IT, and so I decided to attempt it! I glazed the drawers (9 of them) and a 1/4 of the dresser which is when i realized i was too tired to lift another brush so i went to bed. The next day when i was ready to finish up i noticed that the drawers and the part of the dresser i glazed was covered in fibers from wiping. They were of course dried 9n from the glaze so i couldn’t just wipe them off and i even tried 800 grit sandpaper as light as possible. Also i used a clean t-shirt cut up and wet as wiping rags and then switched to wet wipes both of which left these fibers. I am supposed to be finished up with the project by monday. Is this normal when glazing furniture? Is there a quock fix u know of so i dont need to re-do the whole thing?? Please help lol thanks in advance,
    Michelline

    1. Oh Michelline so sorry to hear that! I had that problem only once on some stools I painted. I still don’t know if it was the quality of the baby wipes (some leave their fibers everywhere) or if the wood had some texture and was holding the fibers. Maybe both.
      Unfortunately there was no quick fix. I sanded, repainted and used a damp cloth (t-shit) to wipe the glaze. The effect was not identical but pretty good too.
      Good luck!

      Patricia.

      1. michelline

        Thanks for the help! I didnt see this reply until just now, but i managed to remove most of the fibers using various techniques…. hand wiping, 800 grit sand paper, tweezers lol i still have the perfectionist in me that wants to start over but i have no time. It looks great but i just know up close is a different story but maybe no one else will notice! Ill post final pics of the piece soon! Thanks again!!

  2. Jeniffer

    What paint did you use to get that pretty charcoal grey? What brand and what color or what color to get that in your chalk paint

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      Color is Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore. The black glaze makes it darker.

  3. Rana

    I bought some flat paint; haven’t turned it into chalk paint yet. Was wondering what if I use flat paint instead of chalk paint…How would that affect?
    Sorry to keep bothering you…

    1. Hi Rana! Yes, you can use flat paint for sure. It will look just as nice.
      Good luck!

  4. Rana

    Can I use antique dark wax instead of glaze?

    1. Glaze and wax give two very different finishes. I love both, but just be aware they are not the same. I suggest that you test it on a piece of painted wood before applying it to your piece, so you can check if that is the finish you are looking for.

  5. Rana

    The top of my dresser looks super shiny and hard. I am assuming it’s wood veneer, if not laminate. Does that mean that I have to use an OIL BASED primer?

    1. Hi Rana, I highly recommend that you prime the top after light sanding it. It’s one more item that will help your paint to bond.

  6. Stephanie

    I have 2 questions:
    What is TSP to clean after sanding?
    Also, is the Minwax polycrylic spray used at end of project? I assume it is but want to make sure since isn’t in the directions? Beautiful with the black glaze! Thank you!

    1. Thanks Stephanie! TSP is a heavy duty cleaner. I buy it in powder and dilute it in water. You can also clean your pieces with water & vinegar mix, or windex. Yes, I used the Polycrylic after the glaze was dry.

  7. Brittany

    Oh also, I didnt see the video of you glazing it like it says “watch my video below”. Is there a link you can send me? 🙂 THANK YOU

  8. Brittany

    I’m about to do this project with a very similar dresser, headboard/foot-board and night stand. I just went and got the supplies except I bought valspar chalky finish Paint instead of DIY chalk paint…. Wish me luck!! Ill definitely post how it goes.

  9. Your dresser is absolutely beautiful. Was wondering what color you painted the handles. Thank you for sharing your secrets.

    1. Thanks for your kind words Cindy!
      I spray painted the handles with Rustoleum spray paint, silver.
      Good luck on your project!

  10. This piece is beautiful. I was wondering what color you painted the handles. I’m painting my secretary and loved this color. Thank you for sharing all of your secrets.

  11. Lana

    What color did you use before black glaze – white or gray? Do you have to varnish chalk paint before glazing? Thx

    1. I used gray (Benjamin Moore Steel Wool). I painted, glazed and last sealed it with Minwax polycrylic spray. No varnish.
      I hope this answers your question 🙂

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  13. Nicole

    Hi, I love the gray piece! What color Kate’s paint did you use to make the chalk paint?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Nicole,
      That Gray is Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore with black glaze on top.

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  15. Jamie

    How did you paint the top? I have a piece of furniture just like yours and the top is shiny and hard (I don’t think it’s wood). Yours turned out beautiful btw 🙂

    1. Jamie, mine was not wood either. I sanded it well with a 120 grit sandpaper then applied two coats of rustoleum primer spray. I recently discovered that deglossers also work wonders. So I now sand then wipe on a deglosser before I prime. (Clean deglosser residues before priming). I hope this helps.

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  17. Carley

    What color latex paint did you use to make you chalk paint. I fell in love with this color and I wanna paint my old french provincial dresser in this tone.

    1. Carley, it’s Steel Wool by Benjamin Moore. The Novak glaze makes the original color a bit darker.

      1. Janice

        I agree, the color is amazing! This is an incredible piece, excellent work!

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