My original chalk painted dresser was intended for use in my new Richmond bedroom. My daughter loved it so much that we went out in search of something similar for her room. In our very first stop at our local Goodwill, she and I came across this cottage-style dresser. Not the French-Provincial we'd had in mind, but for $15, this was a deal we could not pass up!
The drawers were bigger than the French dresser, so I decided that I would keep this one for me and my daughter could have the first one she had been admiring.
Since I had chosen the paint color based on my bedroom, I decided this new dresser would also be Annie Sloan's Paris Gray. And, as luck would have it, I still had plenty paint left from the quart I had purchased.
|The drawers drying in the sun.|
|Waxing the paint after it dried. The color darkens slightly after waxing.|
|Sanding a little after waxing brings a nice texture from the brush strokes.|
|The knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby were a little too long, |
so I enlisted Hubs to trim them.
|I did just a little distressing along the leaf pattern.|
|Here is the finished product!|
|The knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby.|
|I chose one with a leaf pattern to match the dresser's original detail.|
|...and mixed it up with a flower ceramic knob.|
|Kind of digging it, if I do say so myself!|
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