I jumped at the opportunity to do an easy distressed painting technique inspired by Pottery Barn along with a creative group of furniture painting bloggers.
I’m blessed to be part of a themed furniture makeover group and today is the first project of 2015!
I have a dresser that was bought at a yard sale for $20. The bones are good, but the veneer is bad.
But bad in a good way!
It had wooden knobs that were loose and coming off. I added vintage inspired glass knobs.
Then I saw the Pottery Barn Dawsen Media Cabinet. I L~O~V~E~D the distressed painting technique. It reminds me of my grandparents old bedroom set. It was originally stained but long before I was born, someone painted it black. Over the years and grandkids the paint worn down to the brown underneath.
Here’s the tools I used: Americana Chalky Paint in Carbone, small paint brush, painting latex gloves, and lots of paper towels. I had a trash can near by too.
I planned to get messy!
The Americana paint does leave brush strokes unlike some chalky type paints, but I like most brush strokes! Done well it gives a wholesome hand painted look instead of factory distressing.
This time I wanted a hand rubbed look.
Or paper towel rubbed look!
Here are some close ups. In places I rubbed with paper towels and others I rubbed with the brush.
At first I planned to buy wooden knobs and replace the vintage styled glass knobs. But I got a better idea!
I painted the glass knobs!
Absolutely my favorite part! Other glass knobs around the house…beware!
Here’s my finished project.
Here’s the project with the Pottery Barn Inspiration piece.
That 8 oz. can of paint still has about 6 ounces in the can!!!
Plus I didn’t get messy!
Join the newsletter
Subscribe to get our DIY HelpLetter each Thursday. Plus grab your Interior Decorating Ideas e-book.