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.
I used two layers of chalk paint the first coat Dusky Pink [Pink] and the top coat was ……… [Cream]
The doors each side have a net finish.
The shelves had a mirror backing, which I replaced with a decorative piece of card, with Angels on.
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.
I found some nice pieces of chins to put on the shelves.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.