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Vintage Blue Distressed Dresser

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Vintage Blue Distressed Dresser
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Vintage Blue Distressed Dresser

designed by Jessica Cramer

Layers of Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ create this vintage-looking dresser.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Colonial (ADC39)
  • Serene (ADC18)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Americana Decor® Specialty Products

  • Crackle Medium (ADM08)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (coarse; or putty knife)
  • dresser
  • screwdriver
  • foam brush
  • wood filler (optional)
  • putty knife
  • drawer knobs


  1. Prep the dresser surface by removing any old hardware and giving it a quick, light sanding. If needed, fill any holes or deep scratches with wood filler.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a foam brush to apply Colonial to the entire dresser. (A darker color works best for the first coat to add depth to the paint layers.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the surface in Serene with a foam brush. (This coat can be light and thin because you are going to be adding more layers.)
    Step 2 Example
  4. Brush Crackle Medium over the entire surface and let it dry completely. Apply the top, and final layer, of Colonial onto the surface. (You can see how the Crackle Medium gives the topcoat an aged appearance.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Once the paint is dry, distress the entire piece with coarse sandpaper and/or a putty knife. (The easiest places to distress are on curved and raised edges, corners, and around keyholes.) Clean the piece with a clean cloth to remove residue before waxing with Clean Crème Wax. Let dry. Add new knobs.
    Step 4 Example