I get a lot of questions about how to antique furniture. It's a really simple process. Once the furniture is painted I use Caromal Colours Toner to age or antique the paint.
How To Antique Furniture
I gave this dresser a two-tone antiqued finish using the toner. The vintage dresser with mirror is a beauty now. How about those legs and the curvy details. She sure wasn't a beauty when I found her.
The paint I chose for the project is Beyond Paint in off-white. This paint is easy to work with and doesn't require priming or sealing. I cleaned the dresser really well and started painting. Two coats of paint did the trick.
The paint dries really fast and I was able to apply the second coat of paint just after finishing the first coat...starting with the areas I painted first. It's pretty easy to finish a paint project in one day. Painting furniture isn't nearly as hard as people think.
How to Antique Painted Furniture
This is one of my favorite makeovers. What do you think about the toner and the two tone finish for the dresser? I don't think the dresser would have been such a standout without the contrast on the drawers.
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I hope you guys have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow, Kathy
This project first appeared on Petticoat Junktion in August of 2011. It has been updated with new details and photos.