I painted it with 2 coats Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White. Before I began, I gave it a quick wipe to remove dust using a dry cloth. Below are the drawers as they filled my living room floor.
I had one minor freak out when a couple of the drawers dried with a crackle effect in a small area. I couldn’t figure out the cause at first. I knew that you can use a hair dryer on a high heat setting to create this effect. But, believe me, I had not been blow drying my drawers! Then it dawned on me that the sunshine that comes in my living room window is very warm in the afternoon. The drawers that had crackled were right in the path of that sunbeam, hence the crackle effect.
I decided that it just added to the aged character I was going for and left it alone. If all else failed, I could just sand it and repaint it. Chalk paint is forgiving that way. Have I mentioned that I l-o-v-e, LOVE chalk paint? I don’t think I have. I do, I really love it for so many reasons.