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Friday, May 15, 2015

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover


This post is sponsored by DecoArt.  All opinions are my own. 

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover

A few months ago I was fortunate enough to inherit my grandfather's dresser.  It was actually on its way to be donated when I mentioned to my dad that I'd like to keep it in the family.  You all know I love hand me down furniture and let's just be honest, I wasn't about to pass up a free dresser.


Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
It sat in our garage for about a month just waiting for me to get inspired.  I wasn't quiet sure what I wanted to do with this piece until the opportunity came along to team up with DecoArt.  I've used their paint in the past and knew it would be perfect for the dresser.  
Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
The great thing about this paint is it's ease of use.  I did absolutely no prep work besides a quick wipe down to remove the dust.
Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
I simply removed all the drawers, painted two coats of Relic, sanded the paint for a distressed look then sealed the paint with their creme wax.  The wax dries clear and was the perfect finishing touch. 
Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
As much as I would have liked to get all new hardware, I resisted the urge and opted for updating the old ones.   I can't guarantee they will stay, but at this time I wasn't up for spending extra money on 11 new pulls.  
Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
For a fun addition, I picked up a roll of green herringbone wrapping paper from HomeGoods and lined each of the drawers.  I just love how it pops against the gray dresser.

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover

Chalky Finish Dresser Makeover
For now the dresser is in our mudroom, but will more than likely be moved to our laundry room for additional out of season clothes storage.


22 comments:

  1. It's absolutely GORGEOUS Katie!!! And I just love that pretty green paper!

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    1. Thanks Kristi! The paper is such a fun addition!

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  2. Such a gorgeous transformation!! I love using the Americana Decor chalk paint!! I started using them about 2 years ago after my Annie Sloan dealer was starting to become to far away! Love the little tubs & waxes! I just love how the hardware on this piece looks now too!! #love

    Paige.Rose
    from
    www.TheQuaintSanctuary.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much Paige! I agree, I've used Americana Decor chalk paint for a few projects and love how easy it is to use.

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  3. I I love this piece! I really like AD chalk paint personally and I love that you kept this in your family.

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    1. Thank you! I have quiet a view family pieces in my home and love that their is a story behind each one.

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  4. Another wonderful and cost effective project. It's good to know you can't just run out a buy a bunch of new hardware too.

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    1. Thank you Cindy! I'm glad you can relate to home decor budgets too!

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  5. This turned out so great Katie! I love the color and it has the perfect touches of distressing. The paper inside is fabulous too!

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    1. Thanks Bre! I love that paper too. Sometimes I feel like I use wrapping paper more for home decor projects than for actual wrapping :)

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  6. Love how this turned out!! What a pretty color!! That pop of green is super fun too!!
    -Shonee
    www.hawthorneandmain.com

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  7. Oh my gosh, Katie! It's gorgeous! I love the color you chose and that distressing is perfection!

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  8. Wowzers! What a great makeover...Loving that green paper, too!

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  9. Love this! One question: the paint is labeled "chalky" finish which I thought would be a shade of black. However, your dresser appears (at least on my computer) to be a dark green shade. Does the paint finish as a black or as a very dark green? I'm curious because I love the green shade. :)

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    1. Thanks Jessica! The paint color is called Relic and is actually a dark gray. It appears to look black in the container, but shows up much lighter. Check out the colors on the DecoArt website. They may have a shade of green that you like.

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  10. You are rocking these furniture makeovers, Katie! Love it! The distressing is perfect :) Featuring you at our party tmorrow :)
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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  11. I absolutely love how this turned out!! I have a dresser that is very similar and have wanted to paint it but didn't feel like sanding the thing first. Did this have a shine to the finish before you painted it?

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  12. How did you change the color of the hardware? Thanks.

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    1. Hi Kathy, I simply sanded them and used a mix of acrylic paint. You can find the tutorial here....http://littlehouseoffour.blogspot.com/2015/05/updating-hardware-without-spray-paint.html

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