Vintage Black Dresser Makeover

You guys might not believe it but, I painted a white piece of furniture black. You read that right. The girl who always paints everything white painted a white dresser black. I got this dresser from my friend in North Carolina who owned my favorite little antique shop ever, The Black Swan. If you are in Eastern North Carolina you have to check it out. She meant a lot to me & the little pieces I collected over time from her still mean a lot to me as well. This little guy was adorable, but needed a little love. The funny thing is is that I had painted this dresser white this past summer & since then it sat in the garage because I didn’t love it. It was too plain & had no character. So in steps my favorite chalk paint & wax from Maison Blanche & I brought it back to life…

blFarmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!

Farmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!
Here was the dresser before a few years ago in our North Carolina rental…

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& after my sad attempt at painting it this summer…

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& how it looks now…

Farmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!
So how did I get this look? Super easy! I first painted the dresser with two layers of Maison Blanche chalk paint in wrought iron. After it dried I brushed on some of the lime wax in white after a few minutes I used a rag to wipe off the white lime wax & it gave this lovely chalky effect over the black chalk paint.

Farmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!

Farmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!
Farmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!
Farmhouse style black dresser makeover - Get the look with black chalk paint & white wax. A great pin for cottage style & farmhouse style decor!
I love how the white wax really makes the piece pop & brings out all of the detail. I think this is my new favorite little dresser. I will say it again.. I love the power of paint! What do you think of this dresser makeover? have you used the black chalk paint/white wax combo before? It’s quite magical! Let me know in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram. Thank you so much for stopping by my little blog today, it means so much! xx

 

Another chalk paint makeover…

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Click [here] to see my mora clock makeover.

Some room sources:

Seltzer bottles, scale, books, stool, olive bucket: The Found Cottage
Cotton print: Antique Farmhouse
Pillow: Farmhouse on Boone
Rug: Birch Lane

6 thoughts on “Vintage Black Dresser Makeover

  1. Ellie Besaw

    I love how you left the ellipse detail at the bottom white. I’ve yet to try liming anything but I really want to! And yes it does look better than the white!

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