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Vintage Dresser Update

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Vintage Dresser Update
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Vintage Dresser Update

designed by Regina Davis

There's no reason to throw out a dresser missing a few drawers when you can create something unique.


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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Yesteryear (ADC27)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Mod Quatrefoil (12" x 12") (ADS15)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • Antique Bronze (DPM08)

Other supplies

  • sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • dresser
  • clean cloth
  • #2 flat brush (Americana Decor, ADB03-K)
  • #8 stencil brush (Americana Accessories DABK20)
  • waxing brush
  • drawer hardware


  1. Wipe away any dust or dirt on the dresser.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the inside of the dresser's top shelf in Carbon.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the outside of the dresser and all drawers using Yesteryear. Let dry.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Apply a second coat of Yesteryear, if needed.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Distress using a fine-grit sandpaper, focusing on the corners and edges. Remove any sanding dust with a vacuum or rag.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Begin stenciling the top surface of the dresser using Antique Bronze and the Mod Quatrefoil Stencil. (Be careful to line up the stencil each time.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. Let the stenciled top dry completely.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Wax all painted surfaces using Clear Crème Wax and a waxing brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Attach the drawer hardware and insert the drawers.
    Step 8 Example