Kitchen Dresser

This kitchen dresser was a piece of furniture I bought with a Dolls House [build your own] Magazine.  I thought it was made of wood, but it was actually made from painted plastic.  I managed to separate each part of the dresser/display cabinet, as it was easier to paint.  Being plastic it had little plastic lugs on each part and on the doors.

DresserB

 

DresserC

I used two layers of chalk paint the first coat Dusky Pink [Pink] and the top coat was  ……… [Cream]

DresserD

The doors each side have a net finish.

Dresser1

The shelves had a mirror backing, which I replaced with a decorative piece of card, with Angels on.

Dresser11

The Chalk paint adhered to the plastic very well, I even managed to distress the dresser down to the black plastic, which gives quite a good effect.

Dresser7

 

Dresser5

 

Dresser2

I found some nice pieces of chins to put on the shelves.

Dresser8

 

HOW TO DISTRESS MINIATURE FURNITURE

[With pictures follow link above]

  1. Clean your chosen piece of furniture with white spirit, sand any rough areas, with a fine sandpaper. It is a good idea to remove and sand any furniture which is heavily varnished, also remove any residue glue around joints, enabling the paint will adhere better.
  2. Paint the entire piece in the base coat colour of chalk paint you have selected. When dry add a second coat of the same colour or a different one depending on the look you want to achieve.
  3. When the paint is dry, start sanding the areas that would naturally end up looking worn or distressed, corners, edges, sides of legs and tops of drawers. To get a nice smooth surface sand very gently all over the furniture.
  4. Finish with a layer of wax, [either clear or tinted, depending on the result you want.] this will enhance the paint, giving your furniture a lovely silky smooth finish. You can use varnish instead of wax, but I think wax gives a better finish.

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