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Vintage dresser and mirror up-graded to “UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE”

Sunday, August 14th, 2011


off-white paint antiqued or aged with toner Petticoat Junktion furniture project
Vintage dresser painted off-white and toned for an aged or antiqued effect.


Sad little vintage dresser but she was still sound and had all of her hardware.


The original mirror was also in great shape.


Two coats of Caromal Colours Reclaim Off-White



I used Caromal Colours Toner very lightly on the body and heavier on the drawer fronts and the mirror.

update 3/2/2014 Many of you encountered problems when trying to order the Toner from the company online so I am now selling the toner on  Etsy. Just click the photo below.





order caromal colours toner for antiquing furniture



understated elegance


I love the contrast I achieved with the CC Toner.  I have to say this is one of my favorite furniture makeovers!



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16 Responses

  1. Gorgeous! Love it so much!

  2. Lovely transformation. You did a really good job with it!

  3. Oh my goodness it turned out beautifully! Umm when can you bring it over, giggle,.I hopped over from the feathered nest hop and so happy I did. Hugs!

  4. Love this- it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  5. Meg says:

    Oh, it looks perfectly vintaged now! Great job!

  6. work mats says:

    Furniture with the glass is magnificent, Now a days this type of furniture is very much popular in market. Also stone pieces is very beautiful.

  7. FABULOUS re-do…LOVE the two toned finish! I've never heard of Caromal Colours…will definitely investigate…thanks for the inspiration. ♥

  8. Gorgeous makeover! I love the two-toned effect! You did a beautiful job :)

  9. oh i love that! it looks like a restoration hardware piece!

  10. Wow! This piece is just gorgeous! I would love for you to pop over and link up at my party this weekend!

  11. […] Vintage Dresser with a two-tone toner application. […]

  12. Maureen says:

    Hi there… quick question. Do you have to use a wax or poly with the CC toner. I bought some after watching your tutorial on a chair, but not sure what to do after it’s applied. Thanks for your help!

  13. Susie says:

    I have the same question as Maureen above about how to protect the furniture. Is wax or poly needed? You do beautiful work. Thank you for sharing, it really is inspiring. I’d love to be able to paint something and it turn out so beautiful.

  14. Kathy Shipley says:

    I love your work, it is art. I was laid off three years ago this spring after 20 years so I know what you went through but their loss was your gain. I have just recently started channeling my despair and loss into restoring pieces of furniture and each piece brings me joy. I will never be the artist you are but the pride is there. Thankyou for taking the time for tutorials and for sharing your beautiful pieces.

    • Kathy Owen says:

      You made my day Kathy. It is hard when something happens to change our routine and lifestyle. I’m glad you started restoring furniture. I think that’s great. I don’t consider myself a restorer (is that a word?). Restoring an antique is much harder than slapping on some paint. Good for you Kathy.

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