Two Layered Drybrush

I just finished another dry brushed chest of drawers. I’m lovin this dry brushed finish.  Here’s the before:

And here it is after the first layer of the dry brush:

I liked it, but I wanted a little more dimension.  So I drybrushed a creamy white over the gray-blue. And after putting a protective coat on it using polyurethane, here she is!

For another faux finish idea, check out this post on how to paint wood to look like metal!

I wanted some of the original wood to show through (dry brushing is perfect for this). I was a little iffy on the hardware.  But after spray painting them black with a metallic finish, I think they’re a good fit.

I also modge podged (is that an verb? cause I just made it one 🙂 ) some liner paper in the drawers.


  1. You did a beautiful job on the chest. The whole vignette is lovely!

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  2. You did a really good job on the dry brushing! The dresser looks great! Your display on top is lovely, as well.

  3. This turned out SO amazing! I would love to try this technique myself some time. It really does add that depth you were talking about. I’m excited to be your newest follower! 🙂

  4. This is fantastic. Love the finish and love the vignette on top. Great architectural piece! Thanks so much for joining my Wow party. New follower!

  5. Love it! Love the dry-brush technique myself. Gives furniture a great look, especially with 2 different colors. I dry-brushed an end table using light blue and white and distressed it heavily. Gave it a nice beachy look.

  6. I’m your newest follower.

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  7. So pretty. I wanted to do something like this with a piece I just did, but after sanding a few rough spots the red mahogany stain below bled through the paint all pink everywhere. UGH. Maybe on the next one.

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