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Give a Dresser a Classic French Look with Paint

A rusty gray coat of paint and red marble top give a farm-style dresser a classic French look.

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  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Sand the Dresser

Sand, brush the dresser, wipe off the dust and remove the knobs.

give farm style dresser classic french look

Step 2: Apply Tinted Primer

Brush and roll on tinted primer in Benjamin Moore's HC-164 Puritan Gray. Let dry.

apply tinted primer on dresser and let dry

Step 3: Mix and Apply the Glaze

Sponge 90 percent of the top surface with Warm Sienna and a touch of glaze.

Paint Color: 1203 Warm Sienna by Benjamin Moore

sponge to surface with warm sienna and glaze

Step 4: Paint Veins in the Dresser

Paint in veins with small artist brushes using Puritan Gray, white primer and a touch of Onyx.

paint in veins with small artist brushes

Step 5: Varnish the Dresser with Burnt Umber

After details have dried, brush entire piece with flat varnish tinted with burnt umber.

Tint Color: Benjamin Moore's Burnt Umber tint

brush dresser with varnish tinted with burnt umber