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Modern French Country Furniture Makeover

Jane and Sonja
Sharing the step by step tutorial for transforming a dated old dresser into a modern-french country masterpiece! Plus more painted dresser ideas to get you inspired.
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  • Chalky Finish in Refreshing
  • Americana Decor Metallics in Champagne Gold
  • Americana Decor Creme Wax in Clear
  • Paint brush ½” to 1” wide angled
  • Paint brush 2” flat
  • Lint free rag


  • Prepare dresser for paint by wiping the surfaces to remove dust and any built up grease.
  • Remove the hardware and on a protected surface, paint the hardware in Champagne Gold and set aside to dry.
  • Remove drawers from the dresser and begin painting the base of the dresser in Chalky Finish Refreshing using a flat 2" paintbrush.
  • Next, apply paint to each of the drawer fronts.
  • Apply a coat of clear wax to all painted surfaces to protect and seal the Chalky Finish paint and brush off the excess clear wax with a clean rag.
  • Screw the hardware back on to the drawer fronts and place the drawers back into the dresser.
  • Style and enjoy.
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