I am having a lot of fun creating a special room in our house for our new granddaughter.
How fun it is to be able to create a “girly” room in one of the bedrooms previously occupied by one of our sons.
I hope to show you more as we finish; but for now, I’m excited to show you what I did with this beat up old little dresser we have had hanging around forever that has served many purposes through the years.
It is a little funny that I’ve taken something beat up and transformed it into another “beat up” look. (The guys just don’t get it at all that I PURPOSELY rubbed and chipped off the paint!!) But I’m loving this “Shabby Chic” look achieved with White (Magnolia) Chalk Paint, sand paper, and some Clear and Antique Wax.
I had planned on painting it white, but then saw a friend show on Facebook how she transformed a piece with Chalk Paint and decided that is exactly what I wanted to do. Considering I had this little dresser already, supplies cost about $15. I only used half of the container of paint and just a small amount of each of the jars of wax, so plenty more for other projects. Other than the paint and wax, all that is needed is a paint brush and some fine sand paper.
I watched this series of brief Youtube tutorials while doing this, and it only took a few hours to complete.
Looking forward to sharing more as we progress… like how I turned bumper pads from a gorgeous bedding set I acquired into window valances (because bumper pads are now a “no-no” in cribs) — but I couldn’t pass up using the gorgeous pink and green paisley luciousness!
Cheers & Hugs,