Nailhead Vanity Makeover | REstyleSOURCE

Nailhead Vanity Makeover from Girl in the Garage

New(er) and Improved

CONTRIBUTED BY GIRL IN THE GARAGE

This gorgeous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® DIY took an old, beat up dresser from being a bit of an eye sore to a statement making “front-and-center” piece! We love how the Chalk Paint® was able to cover all of the flaws in the wood, and breathe new life into this formerly drab antique. Now chic and in better condition than before, this project just goes to show that DIYs aren’t always strictly visual, but can also add more endurance and a few more years of use into your favorite piece! See below for instructions on how you can create your own fabulous nailhead vanity makeover using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.

Materials and tools needed:

 

  • Old Ochre Chalk Paint®
  • Annie Sloan Pure Bristle Brush
  • Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax
  • Decorative Nails
  • Hammer

Nailhead Vanity Makeover | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Girl in the Garage
Steps:

 

  1. Paint the vanity in the color of your choice. This one was painted with Old Ochre Chalk Paint® for a neutral color with a clean, crisp look.
  2. After painting, protected it by applying Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax with an Annie Sloan brush. The oval shape of the Annie Sloan brushes allows for faster and better coverage than a traditional brush, and you won’t get wax all over your hands like if you use a rag.
  3. The brush is easier to use if you hold the handle low. Press the bristles lightly into your wax (it’s recommended to scoop some wax onto a disposable plate so you’re not dipping the brush repeatedly into the can, possibly contaminating it). Then work in sections on your piece, pressing the brush down firmly and moving in a circular motion. Immediately you can tell the difference – the wax doesn’t change the color of the paint, but it deepens the hue. Wax takes about 30 days to fully cure and you’ll see the color intensify even more during that time.
  4. When you’re finished, cleaning the brush is easy with just soap and water.
  5. Then it is time to start hammering the nails into the drawers. It is helpful to take out the drawers when you are hammering in the nails. This project took about 400 nails.

Nailhead Vanity Makeover | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Girl in the Garage

Nailhead Vanity Makeover | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Girl in the Garage

Nailhead Vanity Makeover | REstyleSOURCE

PHOTO: Girl in the Garage

 

 


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