Max – Two-Toned Chest

Max is a chest of drawers that my brother asked me to paint for him,  Max was dusty, scratched, and outdated.  Max is not a high-quality piece of furniture so keeping that in mind I just wanted to do something simple and inexpensive that would give him a fresh, updated look.  Read on to find out how I transformed him using only three products!

I removed the hardware and cleaned Max up with soap and water.  I lightly sanded with 220 grit paper by hand, just enough to give the paint something to adhere to.  I used latex flat finish paint in Tricorn black for the body of the dresser.  For the drawers, I used two coats of latex flat finish in Muslin Cloth.  When that had dried overnight I used Waverly Antique wax.  I painted it on and wiped it back to give it that aged appearance.  When that was dry and buffed out, I used the Tricorn Black to drybrush the drawers. 

The large round wooden knobs were salvaged from another project and were actually close enough in color to the drawers that all I had to do was drybrush some black on them!  Easy Peasy!

I love a quick, inexpensive flip that takes a dusty outdated piece of furniture and turns it into something you really want in your home!

Products used:

  • Latex flat finish paint in Tricorn Black
  • Latex flat finish paint in Muslin Cloth
  • Waverly wax Antique

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed this quick flip!


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