{Before & After} White Washed Mint Dresser

I’m so excited to be sharing furniture make-overs with you again! It’s been a while. I recently refinished a dresser set with a beautiful minty color called Larchmere by Sherwin Williams. I love combining this color with a white washed effect because it’s vibrant enough that the white washing doesn’t wash out the entire color. 

Meet Haylee – {Before & After} White Washed Dresser!

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

One of the funnest things about painting furniture for me is experimenting with colors and effects. I really wanted to work with “White Cashmere” from our line of Antiquing Powders, so I thought this dresser fit the bill perfectly for what I wanted.

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

Here is the before shots. She was pretty beat up. The vinyl had to be glued back down because it was a bubbling mess. Most of it was too bad to repair so I had to use a bunch of wood putty to fill it in.

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

I painted the entire thing with 2 coats of Sherwin Williams Pro Classic Alkyd Paint (mixed with VS Chalky Paint Powder of course!). I hand painted the piece using these techniques to get rid of brush strokes, and you honestly would never know unless you looked really close.

 Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

Then I foled up by waxing the entire piece with Fiddes Supreme Wax in “Clear” and the “White Cashmere” Antiquing Powder I mentioned before. Generally I will smooth out the finish with a little bit of mineral spirits to get a little bit more control, but with this vibrant color I really wanted the White Cashmere to stand out, so I just used my dusting brush to sort of blend the powder in. It’s honestly like blending in makeup! (I realize that analogy really doesn’t help you male readers out there, but I’m sorry – I cannot think of anything else!)

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

I also replaced the mirror that was in the middle with a cork board covered in my favorite linen fabric from Home Fabrics. This really wasn’t difficult to do, I just removed the mirror and backing. Then I purchases the thinnest cork board I could find that was still large enough for the . Next I cut the board to size (just about an inch bigger than the hole I was working with.) First I covered the board with the fabric and stapled it in place. Then I just used my stapler to staple the board directly to the hutch.

 Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

It’s always amazing to me what a little TLC and a few coats of paint can do to something that most likely would have ended up in the trash.

Meet Haylee {Before & After} Blue Painted Dresser #Blue #PaintedDresser #WhiteWashed #AntiquingPowder

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  • Vicky

    What sheen did you use? Satin?

    • Kelsey Elaine

      Yes, I used satin sheen with the pro-classic. I usually just use the flattest sheen they have in the brand of paint I’m using! I try not to use anything above Satin because it looks strange with the wax finish.