This Brandt Co. Ranch Oak chest of drawers is part of a set of furniture that has been in my family for years. I recently refinished the desk and chair that matched this dresser, and the set also included a hutch. I used the hutch on top of the dresser in my home office, pictured below in the “before” pic.
The hutch was made separately so it could be used with either the desk or the dresser. I never liked using it with the desk because it took up too much space and there was no opening on the back for the electronics to feed through. I had planned on painting it to match the dresser but I thought the dresser might sell better without it so it will be saved for a future project.
After a light sanding and cleaning, I painted the dresser with Rustoleum Chalked Classic Taupe and topped that with Rustoleum Aged Glaze. The glaze is applied with a brush and then wiped away with a soft cloth, creating a deeper tone on the Taupe and accentuating the carved grooves in the oak. I painted the sides of the drawers with a base coat of Rustoleum Chalked Serenity Blue and used a southwest pattern stencil over that in Home Decor Grotto to play up the rustic lodge look of this dresser. I lightly sanded the design and glazed with Aged glaze. The dresser and sides of the drawers were given a coat of Rustoleum Chalked Matte Sealer.
The insides of the drawers are untouched, they have such a beautiful wood grain there was no reason to paint them. This is a solid oak dresser in excellent condition. You can see the traditional Brandt Co. Ranch Oak “brand” inside the drawer.
My kitty, Cowboy was underfoot as usual while I was staging the dresser for photos. I shooed him out of the room several times only to have him come right back. I finally tossed him on the bed and told him to just stay off the dresser! I turned around to grab my camera and when I turned back this is what I saw! I could almost hear him saying, “I’m still touching it”!
That is about the best shot I got of the top of the dresser, it’s hard to tell from the image but the top is smooth and unblemished, the finishing glaze giving it the look of driftwood.
Here is another example of Cowboy’s mischievousness when he sneaked under the back of the dresser while I was painting the bottom edge. I was startled when his paw suddenly darted out from underneath as he tried to catch my paintbrush! He drives me crazy but makes me laugh at the same time!
The drawer fronts and the sides of the dresser have carved grooves that really popped after I applied the dark glaze.
- Rustoleum Chalked Classic Taupe
- Rustoleum Chalked Serenity Blue
- Rustoleum Chalked Aged Glaze
- Rustoleum Chalked Clear Matte Sealer
- Home Decor Chalk Paint Grotto
- Stencil – Southwest Design 5 purchased on Etsy from The Artful Stencil
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