Mid-Century Modern Chalky Dresser

Mid-Century Modern Chalky Dresser

Posted by DecoArt on Oct 21st 2019

A home-made stencil, along with Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ paint and wax, breathe life into this dresser.


    • sandpaper
    • dresser
    • #12 stencil brush
    • 1" painter's tape
    • cardstock
    • hand-sander
    • dry cloth
    • paintbrushes


    1. Remove the drawers. Sand the surface of the dresser with sandpaper. (Or use a hand-sander.) Wipe the surface with the dry cloth.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint the bottom two drawers in Vintage. Paint the second drawer to the top in Lace. Allow to dry and sand lightly. Apply a second coat.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using the pattern provided, cut a triangle into cardstock (or index cards).
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Paint the triangles in a random pattern moving from the bottom left to the upper right of the dresser drawers in Champagne Gold. (Hint: Odd numbers are more visually appealing.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Tape off the legs about 2.5" to 3" from the bottom and paint in Champagne Gold.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Apply a coat of Clear Crème Wax to the entire dresser. Buff for a matte sheen.
    12. Instruction #6


    Triangle Pattern