Would you have given this dresser a second look if you were browsing through your local Goodwill?
You probably first notice all the scratches, discoloring, water stains where I notice its solid wood, drawers all work nicely, nothing broken.
I basically ran over and ripped the ticket right off, especially when I saw it was only $20. SOLD!
This was going to work perfectly in my living room to act as a media console, as I sold my china cabinet turned media cabinet when I moved. I loved it, but it wasn’t going to work in the new place. This dresser was perfect.
Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint to the rescue. I debated over colors…Old White, Duck Egg, Louis Blue. Then I realized I wanted a little color in the living room. It was pretty much all shades of white, which I love. But it needed just a little color. I decided to make a custom mix of Duck Egg and Louis Blue, toning down the green in the Duck Egg just a little.
So, I grabbed my trusty Purdy paint brush (love this brush) and a red Solo cup of Louis Duck (as I have named it) and went to town. I was planning on distressing pretty heavily, so I only did one coat and it covered beautifully. Did you hear the “Red Solo cup! I fill you up!” song in your head just now? It was in my head the whole time I was painting. 🙂
Then when it was all dry (about 10 minutes later – love this paint) went to town with my sanding block (fine grit) and sanded away making the finish as smooth as a baby’s bottom. Then brushed on the clear soft wax and buffed. Put the hardware back on and she was finished in under an hour and a half. Again…love this paint.
Here she is in all her glory. Love the little bit of color it gives the room.
One more money shot.
So, when you see that piece of furniture that’s all beat up and sad with an awesome price tag…scoop it up, bring it home and give it just a little love. You won’t be sorry.