So, I really wanted to start doing some popular furniture paint designs that I saw on several websites, and I decided I could do a chevron design with the Antibes (green) Chalk Paint I had leftover from my dining set. However, I could not, for the life of me, find the type of dresser I wanted. They were all out of my budget. So, I decided to just try it out on my boys’ dresser. It took forever. Seriously. I found no helpful tools online, and I ended up using a cardboard stencil instead of trying to measure and get it perfect. It’s not perfect. Also. DO NOT USE PENCIL to mark where you want to paint. It just didn’t scrub off like I thought it would. Use colored chalk.
With this dresser I did not use wax. I liked the matte-chalky look after I distressed all the edges. And I didn’t care if it got scuffed or scratched. The only thing I wanted to protect was the top. And waxes aren’t the BEST if you have kids who put drinks or metal cars or objects that can easily scratch. So, I used polyacrylic satin finish clear coat. It has a harder, more durable finish (good for kids) and it’s not super glossy and it has easy, water-based clean up.
Glass pulls from HobLob.