Dressers or Welsh dressers are always a popular item of furniture for a shabby chic transformation.
That might be because there are a lot of them around, often dating back to the 1970s and 1980s…and sometimes much older!
They remain a very popular item of furniture. So popular, in fact, that when a home is re-decorated it seems only right to transform the dresser with a shabby chic paint job.
With this paint job we had the task of transforming a pair of Welsh dressers. We started with a good sanding for all the components. To do this properly we always remove the doors, hinges and all metalwork. This makes for easier painting and a superior painted finish.
We followed up with a primer coat and then an undercoat. We typically use a white undercoat. But on occasions we will apply a coloured undercoat where a special shabby-chic effect is needed.
Two coats of top coat are usually sufficient. But occasionally, where the wood demands it, we give the furniture even more coats.
With this shabby chic transformation we gave each of the dressers three coats of Farrow and Ball Pale Powder. This proved a very effective light colour for the home’s colour scheme.
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