Happy Monday! I am ready for the start of a new week, aren’t you? Life is slowing down for us just a little after our family reunion. It always is sad to say good-bye to all the kids and grand kiddos, but, the experience of spending quality time with them is irreplaceable.
I have been busy once again working around our home. I bought a dresser in May and was finally able to work on it recently. And, now I am pleased to share my Thrifted Dresser Makeover Using Homemade Chalky Paint.
I started out with this lovely…
Hmm…I was hoping for a solid wood dresser and ended up with a laminate and press-wood finish. Not exactly what I was hoping for. And I had been searching something with a little more personality.
I have looked and looked for a dresser for our bedroom closet for months. Yes, I said to put in our closet. At the time we had a Cal King bed, which took up much of our bedroom space. Since buying a new queen size bed, I chose to leave the dresser IN the bedroom.
I decided to make the best of what I had for a terrific transformation, AND give it some personality of my own.
I made chalky paint using this recipe. It’s easy to make and always works well for me.
The gray is called Antique Gray from Ace Hardware. The green is Summer Sonnet. I also used both of these colors when painting our bedroom. So it seemed logical to paint my thrifted dresser the same colors.
Don’t you love the details on each corner? I thought about taking them off and adding new nails, but I like the old, worn look.
The drawer handles look amazing after I scrubbed and cleaned them up. They look shiny and new now.
I am loving the silver detail in-between the drawers. Amazing what a little cleaning can do.
My Thrifted Dresser Makeover Using Homemade Chalky Paint looks perfect along side my new quilt, too.
My next step for this dresser COULD be adding a stencil. Maybe, just maybe. It has to be the RIGHT stencil. And I haven’t found it just yet. I figure if it took me months to find a dresser, it might take me months to find a stencil (huge smile and a wink).
If you are out and about looking for THE right piece of furniture and you can’t seem to find it, remember you, TOO can transform it like I did with my Thrifted Dresser Makeover Using Homemade Chalky Paint.
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Make it a marvelous Monday!