My customer wanted a brighter white (without as much yellow as Annie Sloan Old White) for a very sweet vintage dresser makeover. I wrote a post last week on how to take the yellow out of Old White (HERE) but for this piece, I went with the clean and fresh Annie Sloan Pure White.
I didn’t take a proper “before” but you can see the dresser in the background here:
This dresser had been sanded back to its original wood finish by the owner so it didn’t have a base coat to paint over. I don’t like to apply shellac to prevent bleed through. Instead, I first applied a few coats of Pure White directly onto the wood. I then applied one coat of General Finishes Flat Out Flat topcoat. This allowed the next coat of Pure White to cover beautifully. No bleed through!
I sanded it back with 220 grit sandpaper to give it a super smooth finish, very lightly distressed it and sealed the paint with Annie Sloan clear wax for that hand rubbed finish. New glass drawer pulls were the perfect finishing touch!
Simple and fresh pure white!