Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Life To An Antique Dresser

I love living in a small town... The people, the atmosphere, and of course side walk sales and antique shops :) This past weekend Senoia had a side walk sale. I found the lovely piece pictured below at Cidney's Alley for $50! What a steal if you ask me. I immediately saw the potential in this dresser as soon as I laid eyes on it. I knew right then that I wanted to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint technique to it. For those of you who have no clue what I am speaking of, you can find out more information here. This paint will forever change your view on painting furniture. Personally, I love the dull look to the paint and how easily you can distress it after painting. Also, there is NO need to pre sand your furniture before painting!! This saves tons of time and a sore arm ;) The color chalk paint I used for the dresser below is called Duck Egg. It is a beautiful blue/grey color. I purchased the paint from Twist on Main in downtown Senoia. I loved the way this dresser turned out that I painted the tall dresser in my room to match and distressed it and added new knobs. Sorry there is not a before photo of the dresser, but it was dark brown in color with silver knobs. Enjoy the photos below!
Dresser before, and of course an adorable little munchkin ;)

Close up on detail before, check out the ugly stenciled flower
Duck Egg Paint Chip

Close up on the detail after two coats of chalk paint

Finished dresser

Dresser in place in my room. Love it!!

My tall dresser after one coat of paint and a little sand paper action! Knobs purchased at Hobby Lobby (yes, I am aware I am missing two knobs in the middle, I purchased all of them and had to order more! )

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