Instagram YouTube Pinterest Facebook

Mid-Century Modern Chalky Dresser

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Mid-Century Modern Chalky Dresser
Love it? Share it! Pinterest
Mid-Century Modern Chalky Dresser

Mid-Century Modern Chalky Dresser

designed by Jessica Alea

A home-made stencil, along with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paint and wax, breathe life into this dresser.

See more projects using this product.
Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Lace (ADC02)
  • Vintage (ADC17)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Americana Decor® Metallics™

  • Champagne Gold (ADMTL02)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • dresser (thrift store find)
  • #12 stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • 1" painter's tape
  • cardstock (or index cards: white)
  • hand-sander (optional)
  • dry cloth
  • paintbrushes


  1. Remove the drawers. Sand the surface of the dresser with sandpaper. (Or use a hand-sander.) Wipe the surface with the dry cloth.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the bottom two drawers in Vintage. Paint the second drawer to the top in Lace. Allow to dry and sand lightly. Apply a second coat.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using the pattern provided, cut a triangle into cardstock (or index cards).
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the triangles in a random pattern moving from the bottom left to the upper right of the dresser drawers in Champagne Gold. (Hint: Odd numbers are more visually appealing.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Tape off the legs about 2.5" to 3" from the bottom and paint in Champagne Gold.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Apply a coat of Clear Crème Wax to the entire dresser. Buff for a matte sheen.
    Step 5 Example
Pattern Download Icon