Skyline Dresser Before and After

Less than a year ago I had never painted a piece of furniture black. If I remember rightly, the sofa table in ASCP Graphite was the first piece. And I fell in love.

I knew that one of my own chalk paint colors had to be a deep charcoal/black color. Enter, Skyline.

The perfect combination of distressing and black paint is dark furniture. It provides the best look when distressing. Usually contrast is the key when distressing, but when you have a dark paint color, a darker wood looks best. Basically, darker wood looks best when distressing almost always.


One of my repeat customers wanted me to paint this dresser for her to match one she already has that is painted black and distressed.

IMG_2342I was excited to update this piece. The wood is beautiful but it longed for a chic look away from the daisies.

Two coats of Skyline, some distressing, and some SC Johnson (it just seems to do better over the black) wax and it was done!

IMG_2382 IMG_2381I love the new look! Black is such a classic color and can stand the test of time. (PS- the wax was still drying in the photos, that’s why it’s a little splotchy.)

What do you think of this makeover? Are you a fan of black painted furniture?


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