Before And After Tutorial – For the Love of FAT Paint Colour



I found this awesome Art Deco dresser and got a great deal on it. The structure was in good shape but it definately needed some TLC!

I knew I wanted colour and I love the lines in this dresser so I wanted to make sure I preserved the artistic qualities it already had. ย This is for my family room and I’m a little nutty about everything has to match ๐Ÿ˜ Sooo I found my inspiration in a throw pillow!

You may have noticed that the veneer was chipping away on the drawer fronts, the top was as well so I got to work peeling it off (ok, you got me, I put my son to work) ๐Ÿ˜‰

then I sanded the top and drawer fronts to get rid of all the old glue and I filled some damaged spots with wood filler

After it was dry I sanded everything smooth, cleaned the body of the dresser with a vinegar/water solution and let it all dry for a short time. I’m crazy impatient so all this waiting wasn’t easy for me ๐Ÿ˜‰ Another reason FAT Paint is so awesome, not much waiting for paint to dry! I painted the top and sides first with “Bitter Chocolate” and the outside frame with “Parchment”.

I did two coats of the “Parchment” but I forgot to take a picture. I painted the drawers “Tuscan Sun”‘ “Pumpkin” and “Barchetta Red” 2 coats on each drawer.

By this point I was getting so excited! It was turning out exactly how I imangined๐Ÿ˜ƒ I used “Natural” FAT Wax on all the drawer fronts

and the entire body. I was planning on using the “Patina” Wax on just the frame but then I got “Patina” crazy and used it on the entire dresser. ย I did however mix a little of both the “Natural” and “Patina” in a separate container to use on the “Tuscan Sun” and “Pumpkin” I wanted it to be slightly lighter and it worked well.

I LOVE how this turned out! Exactly how I imagined!


I’m so glad you stopped by to check this out, I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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