4 drawer chest – Changing the look of your chest of drawers can be done with a little paint and sandpaper. Instead of painting the chest of drawers a plain color, you can paint the dresser with two colors and then apply distressing techniques to give the furniture an aged look. This will make the comfortable look worn and well used even if the piece of furniture is new.
Place the chest of drawers on a piece of cloth in a well-ventilated area. Use a screwdriver to remove any hardware from the drawers. Sand all the soft dresser to remove any previous finish. Clean the dust with a clean, sticky cloth. Hold a chain in your hand and hit the commode to make a dent in the furniture in random areas. Hammer nails in chest of drawers to simulate wormholes. Remove the nails.
Pour a mixture of 50 percent one color of acrylic paint and 50 percent water in a bowl, mix with a stirring rod. The first layer of paint must be the darker of the two colors. Some good colors are blue and brown, ivory and brown, and green and cream. Use a rag to apply the paint mixture to the dresser in a uniform coat. Allow the paint to dry completely. Dresser’s sand in areas that typically exhibit the most wear. This includes the top edges, and the legs. Clean the dust with a clean, sticky cloth.