You guys miss me?  Feels like forever since ive posted…clearly i go in spurts, i will try and be better about posting cuz there is lots going on, just nothing is ever finished!  Story of my life :)  I actually havent really even been on the computer at all this week – i feel like i am missing out!

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When i went to start on this cute little dresser last week, i couldnt quite come up with an idea of how i wanted it refinished.  Its super plain and needed something fun to make it unique.

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

So i was putting away some laundry in Kdins room and it hit me that i should try the denim treatment that is on his walls on a piece of furniture – and this dresser would be a perfect candidate.

Sweet Pickins Furniture Denim Walls

(Old pic w/my old blog name!)

I havent showed too much of kdins room, but after i went on the Nate Show (they showed his room a lot!) and then when i posted about his curtains here, i got tons of emails asking how i did the walls.  I kept meaning to put together something to show, but didnt really have an opportunity to do the technique again, but now i do and here ya go :)

I started out by giving the dresser a light sand.  After sanding, i primed with Kilz, an oil based primer.   To do the denim treatment you need to have a white base, so i just took care of this by priming it white and using that as the base.

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Then i gathered up my supplies.  I used the gallon of Ralph Lauren glaze that i already had from Kdins walls.  I dont think they make this anymore, but you can buy tinted glaze for faux finishing @ Sherwin Williams.  Then i had a special bristle brush for the denim/linen treatment, you can still get a similar brush @ lowes, then i have this metal roller that makes the denim look more worn.  I havent seen these since i purchased mine years ago @ home depot, but im sure they could be found online.

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

I started out by just brushing the glaze on the whole drawer with a cheap chip brush.  After the drawer is covered, you take the linen treatment brush and brush over the entire drawer in one direction, that makes the lines of the denim.

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Then, after wiping the brush on a towel to get off any excess glaze, brush the opposite direction on the drawer.  That gives it a fabric feel.  (sorry about the awful phone pics!)

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

After you have used the linen treatment brush, then you take the wire roller and roll across and down to get worn out look of denim.  The wire roller just takes the glaze off giving it a distressed look.

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

After the treatment was dry, i distressed the edges to make it look a little more worn.  Then the rest of the dresser was painted SW Dover White and then distressed.

To finish off the denim look, i cut up an old belt and used those as handles.  I seen this done years ago and have always wanted to try it!  To make the screws look more like rivets than screws, i used a machine screw – i think it looks really cool and matches the dresser perfect.

And the afters…how cute would this be for a boys room!

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

Sweet Pickins Denim Treatment Dresser

This dresser is available for sale, go to my FB page for more info!

21 replies
  1. Doris
    Doris says:

    I love how that dresser turned out!! Great idea with the old belt too. All those tools are still available; we faux finishers would be lost without em!!

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  2. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Can I please get the shade of RL Glaze you used?? We are doing this for my sons dresser this weekend!!! Please help ;) Love this so much!

    Reply

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