MCM Boho Vintage Dresser

This is the 2nd piece of this MCM set I picked up from Narcher Vintage – a local shop.


  • Frame paint: Country Chic Paint Simplicity White
  • Frame sealant: General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat in Satin
  • Paint wash: Annie Sloan Country Grey chalk paint, Annie Sloan Coco chalk paint, water (1:1:4 ratio)
  • Paint sealant: General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat in Satin
  • Cleaning: Rustoleum – Krud Kutter

How I refinished this piece:

I started by cleaning with Krud Kutter. It was gross what came off. I sprayed, wiped and then rinsed any residue off with new water and a clean rag. To ensure crisp lines when I painted, I applied painter’s tape.

For the frame, I taped to ensure crisp lines. First, using Rustoleum/ Zinsser’s BIN shellac, I applied 2 coats with a foam roller. Next, my Zibra palm pro, I painted the edges with Country Chic Paint’s Simplicity White. For the rest, my Staalmeester roller was the perfect choice. I sealed the paint using General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat in satin.

To remove the original finish on the drawers and legs, I started with my Bahco carbide tipped scrapers. To fully remove it, my Surfprep 3X4 sander with its foam pads were perfect. I wiped all the sanding dust with hot water when done.

To maintain a wood-like tone, I mixed Annie Sloan’s Country Grey, Coco and water. Using my Zibra Fan brush, I liberally applied the wash, let sit for a minute and then wiped the excess with a shop towel. I did 2 coats. To seal the wash, I used General Finishes High-Performance Topcoat in a satin finish. In between the coats (I did 3!), I lightly sanded and removed the dust with a tack cloth.

The drawers were lined with a gorgeous paper that I found on Amazon.

A complete makeover for this piece!

A carousel of images of the completed piece!

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