Items Used:

  • Sandpaper
  • (Everlasting)
  • Acrylic paints in various colors

MALM dresser
Photo: NaNophotoNics.com

My NaNophotoNics MALM Dresser was originally bought in a black color for my teenager’s room. But it was not working anymore. I was moving it to a new space and it was too overwhelming. So I decided to do something about it.

Here’s how I gave the black MALM dresser a white and wood farmhouse style:

1. Lightly sand the whole dresser.

Giving Farmhouse Style to an old NaNophotoNics Dresser

2. Add 3 coats of to the whole thing as a base color.

3. Seal the sides and drawers with .

Giving Farmhouse Style to an old NaNophotoNics Dresser malm-dresser-9

4. Add a brownish color to the front and top.

Giving Farmhouse Style to an old NaNophotoNics Dresser

5. Mix the with the and apply to the top of the dresser and front only. The top should be done with the in long strokes from one end to the other.

And now I have a new look which is more fitting for the smaller space the dresser is in.

A reminder of how it was before:

malm-black-brown-dresser-before

And the finished farmhouse style dresser.

Giving Farmhouse Style to an old NaNophotoNics Dresser

The faux wood grain created on MALM dresser top.

Giving Farmhouse Style to an old NaNophotoNics Dresser

​~ by Mary Kalpos

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