Shabby Chic Finish Gives Pine Dresser a Totally New Look

By Andrew | Shabby Chic

Jul 03

Pine dressers used to be all the rage. In fact they probably still are. But increasingly the pine look in our living rooms or kitchens is becoming a bit tired…and a shabby chic finish is needed.

A shabby chic finish dresser

A pine dresser re-juvenated with a shabby chic finish of white eggshell paint and coloured wax.

This dresser was rather drab looking in its previous life.  It wasn’t that old featuring a standard pine with a wax finish, highlighted with brass fittings to the pair of drawers and doors. Inter-panelled shelves gave the dresser its characteristic look.

Shabby Chic Finish Essentials

We’ve given this dresser a good sand down and fixed one or two blemishes where the wood panels had come astray. We’ve given it a primer and undercoat before two or three layers of eggshell finish top coat.

Then we gave the dresser a good “shabbification”! The all-important shabby-chic finish. That’s a sanding of the edges and prominent features. This dresser benefited from quite a rough shabby treatment, but you can choose how severe or gentle an effect you’d like for your furniture.

The last thing we did was to coat the dresser with a coloured wax before giving it a good polish.

This certainly proved a worthwhile project and the dresser now has pride of place in its new home.

When you want to know more, you can call us on 07766 225329 or email us at Shabby Chic Surrey


About the Author

I'm the main shabby chic furniture painter at Surrey Heath-based business Shabby Chic Surrey. I can paint a whole range of furniture with a variety of paints and finishes.