More Adventures with Chalk Paint: Dresser Makeover

It’s been on my to-do list for more than two years now and it feels so great to say that I’ve FINALLY painted our little antique dresser!!!

Dresser Makeover @ making it in the mountains

I introduced you to this beauty a few weeks ago when I wrote about my maiden voyage with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint HERE.  I fell in love with it when we were shopping for Baby Mercer’s nursery (*note that Baby Mercer is now almost two years old and goes by Carson).  I knew right from the beginning that I would paint it white, yet I still wanted to find a way to keep the character (read: cigarette burns) in that gorgeous wood top.  I chose to paint the base with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Old White and just a quick coat of wax over the dresser top and drawer knobs definitely brought some life back to the stained wood.  I absolutely LOVE how it turned out – the cream colour sets off the beautiful wood tones just right!

Dresser Makeover @ making it in the mountains

Dresser Makeover @ making it in the mountains

Dresser Makeover @ making it in the mountains

I am really am beyond thrilled with how it turned out!!!  So thrilled in fact, that I hate to put it back into our super boring guest room, which is definitely in need of a makeover itself.  Although I am tempted to overhaul the entire room tonight, I promised Brady myself that I would focus on one room makeover at a time.  So it seems that since I’ve already committed to making a room for Carson (you can check out what we’re planning HERE), my dreams of a luxurious guest room will have to wait.  I suppose that’s really okay because, if I’m being honest, I have absolutely no clue what I want to do with it yet anyway.

Instead staying up all night redecorating our guest room, I found a few more things to paint to tide me over:

Chalk Painted Frames @ making it in the mountains

I think these empty antique frames will look lovely grouped on the wall over the dresser (just as soon as I choose a spot for it).

Dresser Makeover @ making it in the mountains

Have you taken the Chalk Painting plunge yet?


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40 thoughts on “More Adventures with Chalk Paint: Dresser Makeover

  1. Kris says:

    The dresser looks great! Love the wood and cream combination. I have a children’s antique rocking chair that I am wanting to chalk paint- still working up the courage.


  2. The dresser turned out great! Love the combo of stain and paint. Thank you for sharing it and your Thai Steak Salad at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!
    Blessings, Deborah


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