If you like white distressed paint this post is for you. I know I’m all about bringing color into my world but sometimes I see a piece of furniture that screams for the simplicity of white paint.
White Distressed Paint
Aren’t those rain boots cute. I was standing in line at the local thrift store when I spotted them on a shelf by the cashier. I picked them up and almost put them back. The price was $3.89. Kind of high for the thrift store. But I do get a discount (golden oldie). So I bought them.
I bought the chest at my favorite junk shop. I believe it was $30. Just looking at the chest makes me think it belongs in a nursery. Perfect size and low enough to use as a diaper changing station.
Perfect Diaper Changing Station
The first thing I did was try to remove the drawers. I couldn’t get them out. The JTS and I pulled and pulled on them everyway we could think of but they wouldn’t come out. Well, that works for me. I applied a coat of Glidden Gripper Primer tinted gray. It’s not easy painting furniture with the drawers in place.
We were going to remove the back but look at that. The chest was solid wood and well made.
After priming I painted the chest with some white paint I had on hand. I was distressing the drawers when I noticed something interesting. Take a look at the before photo above. The drawer in the middle has divided panels. Now we all know that drawer should go in the top slot. I pulled the middle drawer and it came out easily. ????
The chest has these plastic flaps on each end of the drawer slots. That’s why we couldn’t get the drawers out. I called the JTS and he helped me get the other drawers out. We did have to work on them for a bit but they eventually came out.
I used 100 grit sand paper and distressed the white paint by hand.
The hardware has a coat of RustOleum Spray Paint in Heirloom White (one of my favs).
A little distressing for the hardware too.
Do you think I made the right call on the paint?
I’ll be here tomorrow with the Furniture Fixer Upper girls. My project for the tour is a stunner if I do say so myself. Patting myself on the back. I’ll see you tomorrow. Have a great day!
p. s. Someone asked about my favorite paint sprayer. Here is the Amazon affiliate link to the HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer. I love it…..