Welcome Paint Lovers to this week’s Power of Paint Party… a party all about paint and only paint! A few weeks ago we purchased our third auction unit. One of the goodies we found in there was a dresser. It was in sad shape… just needed some love and some paint! So I’ve got a pretty Storage Auction Dresser Treasure to share with you! Here she is after her makeover…
Isn’t she pretty! Here’s her before shot…
Just drab and boring. I loved the size of it though and those cute key-holes!
So I mixed up some homemade chalk paint. I mixed about 2-3 tbsp. of plaster of paris with 1 tbsp. of hot water to make a paste. Then I added 1 cup of white paint to the paste and mixed well. Now your paint will probably start to thicken as you work, at least mine always does. I just added about a teaspoon of water and mixed it back up and you can go back to painting.
I’ve put this cute dresser out in our entry way.
I love the ceramic melon knobs I found. The small ones on top I found at Hobby Lobby (one of favorite places) and the bottom drawers I purchased from Ebay.
The ones from Ebay were tan (couldn’t find white) – so they got a spray job… some pretty white spray paint.
I decided to keep the drawers with their wood finish because I love the white/brown combo.
You want to see the other really cool part of this dresser?
Check out the back!
Isn’t that cool! It looks like pallets or something. The strange thing is I can’t find any name, etc. on it anywhere to find where/when it was made. It’s a mystery.
I gave the edges of little distressing because I thought it worked well with the style.
We found a really cool mirror in the storage unit that I’m going to paint up to hang above this.
So what have you been painting?
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