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How to Apply a Distressed Ivory Finish to a Dresser

A distressed ivory finish on this dresser brings back some style and turns a blah bedroom suite into a romantic boudoir.

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distressed ivory finish applied to bedroom suite
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Prime the Dresser

Apply primer to furniture, following product directions, and allow to dry.

apply primer to furniture

Step 2: Apply the Distressed Finish

Follow manufacturer's directions to apply base coat of distressed finish.

Step 3: Sand and Finish the Piece

Allow to dry thoroughly, then sand. Remove dust, then apply antique distressed top coat. Remove a little of the top coat with a dry rag to create the desired finish.