Goodwill Dresser Video Tutorial Part 2

The second part of my Goodwill dresser video tutorial is here. Last time, I covered painting the piece and hardware. Today, I will show you how to distress and clear wax the piece using sandpaper and Annie Sloan Clear Wax.


If you need a little more help on either distressing or clear waxing check out my other video tutorials. I have one for distressing and one for clear waxing.

Here are links to all the products used in this tutorial:

Originally, I thought I could break this tutorial into two parts, but I wanted to make sure they are thorough enough for the novice to average painter. Part three will come next week and will cover the most daunting part in my opinion- dark wax. But seriously, it isn't that scary. Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel to be one of the first to see the final video once it goes live.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Video Tutorial #5 - Dark Wax


Today is the final installment of my Chalk Paint vlog series, and we are talking about dark wax. For those of you who haven't worked with it before, this stuff is amazing. It gives your piece a antique look in no time. If you love that lived in, shabby look, you will love dark wax.


It can be intimidating, but the results are worth the anxiety. I hope my tips will help you out.

I never got to perform a "formal" photo shoot with this piece because I sold it the day after my garage sale. I got to deliver her to her new home, and I know she will be very happy there. Her owner has great style, and it looked perfect in her bedroom. Here are the few shots I took before I said goodbye to her.






Thank you for following along with me as we upcylced this dresser. I hope you feel empowered to tackle your own painting project now. Please, please, please, let me know if I can answer any questions for you and share your work with me! I might even feature it on the blog. Happy painting!

   

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Video Tutorial #4 - Clear Wax


Here is the next installment in my Chalk Paint video tutorial series, clear wax. This is the trickiest step in my opinion. There is a learning curve with the waxing process, but I love the finish it creates. It is a lot prettier than a poly which can make your furniture look plastic coated.




Just one more step with dark wax, and then our piece will be complete. I hope this series is inspiring and encouraging you to tackle a piece yourself. If so, I would love to see your projects and progress. Send them my way!

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Video Tutorial #2 - 2nd Coat of Paint


In today's video, I am showing you how to paint your second coat of paint when refinishing a piece with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. It was a really windy day, so I hope you can hear me.




Again, keep me posted if you have any questions about the process, and I will try to cover them in the remaining videos.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® Video Tutorial #1 - Prepping and 1st Coat


Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to share several videos that will document the refinishing process I use for furniture from start to finish. Today, I will cover prepping a piece along with painting the first coat.



I know videos like this were super helpful for me when I was starting out painting. If you think of any questions that I didn't cover in this first video, please send them my way. I will try to answer them in the remaining videos. And I am going to work on cutting out some um's, so's and try not to touch my face so much. Yikes.