Vintage Chest of Drawers: Custom Mix of Chalk Paint

Create a vintage worn finish with paint.

I found this chest of drawers in a thrift shop. It had some surface damage but was otherwise in good working order. I wanted to freshen up the finish while still keeping its worn vintage charm.


I prepared a custom mix of Duck Egg Blue and Paris Grey (about 50/50).

Mix equal parts Paris Grey and Duck Egg blue chalk paint.

The result is a soft grey with blue undertones. (Or blue with grey undertones -- you decide.) I applied this to the side panels and drawer fronts.

Dresser painted in custom mix of Paris Grey and Duck Egg blue chalk paint.

The top and trim is painted with a base coat of coco, followed by a light coat of Old White with an additional Coco dry brushed over the top.

Old White and Coco chalk paint.

Side view of dresser. The body is painted in a custom mix of chalk paint.

 The original texture of the old finish peeks through the new painted finish.

Old worn finish with a fresh coat of paint,

There was natural wear from use over time, so I followed that pattern when determining where to apply distressing to the paint.

The original worn texture peeks through the paint.

It's easy to create vintage charm with chalk paint.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Supply List

Below are the supplies I used for this project (affiliate links).

Furniture with worn vintage charm.

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