Dec 18, 2014

Dresser Makeover Using DIY Chalk Paint

My apologies for the unintentional short blog break I just took!

I haven't even kept up with my favorite blogs or social media so I have a lot of catching up to do! I'm sure you were all busy bees during my hiatus.

I have to admit it's been nice though! I've had plenty of time to just spend time with my family during one of our favorite times of the year!

Before I went MIA, I was finishing the details on my daughter's dresser that I posted on Instagram.

This project is the perfect example of HOW YOU CAN TURN A BORING LAMINATE DRESSER INTO ONE OF A KIND.

And I'm happy to announce that it is finished!

Actually, it's been finished for quite a while but I'm just now getting around to blogging about it.

Don't judge.

This dresser was purchased over 4 years ago as part of her nursery set. Back then I was into matching all my furniture so buying a crib, changing table and dresser in a set was a no brainer. But clearly matchy matchy is now a pet peeve of mine.

I had to find a way to make this dresser stand out and rid it of it's ugly factor.

I used the same DIY chalk paint recipe I used for my end tables but used a different paint color, Valspar Cream Delight. Chalk paint is the best because you don't have to prime your piece! Woot woot for that!

If I would of let the kid have her way she would of had a rainbow theme slapped on the dresser. It took a lot of convincing (and cookie baking) on my part to get her on board.

I did let her choose the handles on her own, and I have to say, she did a fabulous job!



After the chalk paint dried (which doesn't take long at all) I used Minwax Polycrylic to seal the deal and ensure the paint lasts a long time.

To bring interest to the dresser I used Mod Podge to glue and seal this striped turquoise and white craft paper I found at Hobby Lobby (my favorite place in the world in case you didn't know).


The sides of the dresser are my favorite since it's what makes it one of a kind!




At first I didn't think the black and white chevron striped handles my daughter picked out would go with the white and turquoise stripes on the sides but it ended up working in a fun and unexpected way!




This dresser's boring days are definitely over!


I still need to paint her bed frame which is currently in an ugly state of maple. But nothing a little paint can't change!

Have you tried chalk paint? Isn't it the absolute best?!

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16 comments:

Vel Criste said...

Fabulous work Selene! Flawless! Hope your having a happy holiday season!

Felicia Silver said...

I love the makeover. It is really cute and I never thought to use chalk paint. I am actually in the process of getting ready to revamp all the black furniture in my apartment. Can't wait to start now. Thanks for sharing!

Felicia
http://www.belovedstyle.blogspot.com

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Vel!! An early Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Hi Felicia! So glad you loved the makeover! It's one of my favorites thus far! Have fun revamping all your furniture!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So smart! I love what you did with Lily's dresser! I never would have thought to add the craft paper to the sides! It really makes it one of a kind and oh so pretty! Lily definitely gets her fabulous taste from you...those handles are perfect! Love it!

Laurie @ Stylin Savanna said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE chalk paint. Like, seriously. LOVE IT. But the price? not so much!

A Day in Candiland said...

Im so glad I found this I have been looking around to paint a few pieces of furniture and wondering about the chalk paint.

Bev Carter said...

What a fabulous makeover. Love the sides and the handles are perfect.
Bev

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thank you Lisa! I'm so glad she picked pretty ones!!

Selene @ Restoration Beauty said...

Thanks, Laurie!! I agree- Love chalk paint!

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