Good morning and welcome to our monthly furniture themed makeover day. The theme this month is Pottery Barn Knock Off furniture.
Pottery Barn Knock Off
My project is inspired by this Pottery Barn Piece…
Dawson Media Console.
The gradient distressing on the console is just different enough…..I love it. You guys know how I love distressing anything. I distress the JTS quite often.
The dresser came from my favorite junk shop. A steal at $65.
Prepping the furniture for painting is the biggest part of the makeover process.
Here I have removed the hardware and taped the back side of the screw holes so paint doesn’t leak into the drawer. The permanent marker is for marking the back of the drawer.
I always mark the back of the drawer according to the slot it goes into on the furniture. It’s a simple step and it makes my life so much easier.
I used a flat black spray paint on the furniture pulls and gave them a little sheen with Miss Mustard Seed's clear wax. You can tell the ones that haven’t been waxed.
I like flat paint but sometimes it needs a little help. Why didn’t I use a satin finish? The satin paint actually has quit a bit of shine and I wanted the pulls to blend in instead of making a statement.
The pulls are original to the dresser. It is always a plus when the original hardware is still in place. Sometimes to fit the new paint theme I change out the hardware but this time the old worked.
I did all of the distressing by hand using 100 grit sandpaper because I wanted more control than what I have with a power sander.
I distressed the bottom really heavily and eased up on the distressing as I got closer to the top of the dresser. Just like the inspiration piece. The paint is Beyond Paint.
I would not have thought to do the graduated distressing. When I saw the Pottery Barn piece several months ago I knew I would eventually try the technique.
I love Pottery Barn furniture but it’s out of my price range.
Update: This piece made the top ten list. See it here.....Top Ten Furniture Tutorials.
View my video on how to distress layered paint......
Distress Layered Paint
I’m off to check out the other makeovers…just click the photo links below and join me. As always, thanks for being here and have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com