My Chippy Dresser That Resembles Cowhide
How my DIY Fail turned into a chippy dresser that resembles cowhide!
Recently I showed you some photos of a dresser that I was sanding down to make it chippy or heavily distressed.
After my son keyed one of the drawers, it’s been on my to do list for years to refinish it.
Once I sanded it down, it really started to resemble cowhide. So cool. Totally not my intention but so cool.
Here’s how I (mistakenly) achieved the look.
Cowhide. See the resemblance?
I never really thought I loved cowhide until I fell in love with this dresser again.
I painted it years ago with a latex paint and it marked up easily (especially when my son keyed it!).
Sanding it was easy. The white paint just seemed to lift off. I wanted it to come off in chunks so I dug the corner of the sander all around to get big pieces of paint off first.
Once I was happy with some big chunks of paint gone, I sanded it all over.
With every part of the dresser sanded, it was a bit too much. It needed some contrast.
Then I painted the drawers Pure White by Chalk Paint® from Annie Sloan.
I think the contrast is perfect. I love the Pure White.
I absolutely adore all of Annie Sloan’s products and this book is one of my favorites. So many great ideas and tutorials on how to transform your furniture.
And be sure to check out my DIY Gallery of Chalk Paint® ideas.
Disclosure: Thank you, Annie Sloan Unfolded, for supplying the Chalk Paint®. All opinions are 100% my own and I buy these products all the time too!
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Seriously GORGEOUS!! I love how you paired the heavily distressed with the clean drawer fronts! Its perfect!
Thanks girl! Miss you 😉
Very nice! Love it! Found you on the DIY by Design link up party!
Thanks Kyla. Love your blog 😉
Darling! It turned out so cute!
Thanks Jenny 😉
Love the transformation. What a great look. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com
Thank you so much, Judy! Love your parties 😉
Love it! It does look like Cowhide, but in such a very cool, chippy way. Don’t you just love the character that kids add to furniture! I told my husband when my twins were two, we would be lucky if the house was still standing by the time they graduated. They are in 8th grade now, and the roof is still on, but the walls and everything else has taken a lot of love! Good thing for DIY girls, we can fix it up!
Totally! Wonder what else my kids will do! lol
Hi. I came across your tutorial while searching pics of armoires. I have a similar armoire that I pulled from my basement coal room. I turned it into a living room coat rack. It has similar detail and almost the same color. And I thought I was the only one! Thanks.