A little more than two years ago, I refinished a dresser I purchased on Craigslist. The dresser had great bones, but needed a lot of TLC. Here's a link to the original post White and Neglected Craigslist Dresser Turned Green Beauty
In case you haven't seen this post, or you've forgotten what it looked like before, here's how it looked before.
One of the things I loved about this dresser was the sides. I'm a sucker for slats!!
When I did this piece I had been working with Chalk Paint™ for six months. I'd heard a lot of buzz about making DIY chalky paint, so I figured I'd see if it was as great as everyone said it was! I found my color, Behr's Happy Camper, then used a recipe for DIY chalky paint I found on Pinterest.
Before I could start painting, I needed to strip and sand the top as well as scrape off peeling paint from the rest of the dresser. I stained the top in a mix of stain until I was happy with the color.
I began painting the body of the dresser in my DIY chalky paint in Happy Camper green. I really love the name of this paint, not to mention the fun color!
This is how the dresser looked as the paint was drying.
After the paint was nice and dry, I went over the paint with a coat of Annie Sloan soft clear wax, then a coat of dark wax. I lightly distressed the high points and the areas I wanted to highlight. For the drawer hardware, I spray painted the existing hardware with Rustoleum oil rubbed bronze (my fav spray paint and color!).
Here's the finished dresser.....
I can see why this is my most popular post. I love this dresser and honestly never thought I would part with this one. However, after I had the dresser for a bit, I sold it to a friend of mine. She had always loved this piece and I knew she would give the dresser a good home. My house is a revolving door for furniture. There are pieces I love and will never sell, or at least I think I won't sell them! You never know!
I hope you enjoyed going back in time with me today. It was fun to revisit this project. I think it's important to look back and reminisce from time to time.
Thank you for reading!! Have a wonderful 4th of July!