What do you think? I personally love the vintage look and I'm really excited to show you the rest of the room, when it's actually done.
Common questions about this dresser:
"How do you make a dresser look vintage?
First, I make sure the dresser is completely painted. Seems pointless since I'll be chipping away the paint, right? Wrong!! You want to make sure your dresser or piece of furniture is completely painted before chipping or antiquing.
"How did you make it look like the paint was peeling?" "How do you make it look chippy?"
On all the edges I scraped the paint with the 5 in 1 painting tool. I had to apply a good amount of pressure to peel up the layers of paint and primer. I chipped the paint on the sides, on the top and on all of the details.
You can also use candle wax, vaseline, steel wool and sand paper to antique or to get the chippy look.
"How did you glaze it?"
I like to glaze by buying water based stain. Once the paint is completely dry, I sponge brush the stain onto the furniture, then wipe it off with a damp rag. (I did not glaze this dresser. ;)
"How do you keep the paint from peeling off?"
I seal in my paint with polyurethane. If I'm painting with dark colors, I use oil based polyurethane. If it's a light colored piece, I use water based polyurethane.