Chalk Painted Dresser

Posted by on Oct 8, 2013 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 22 comments

I inherited some of my grandparent’s furniture about 18 years ago,

twin beds, one chest of drawers and one dresser.

I still remember the furniture in the front bedroom on my Muz and Pap’s house.

And, now it has been in our master bedroom for 18 years.

I have always loved the furniture because it belonged to them,

but was never crazy about the style…

…until recently.

painting with chalk paint

painting with chalk paint

As soon as I discovered chalk paint,

I knew that I wanted to paint this furniture.

painting with chalk paint

But, I never seemed to get around to it.

painting with chalk paint

Until this week,

when we had the popcorn removed from our ceiling,

painted our walls,

and had new carpet put in.

painting antique furniture

I decided it was time.

painting with chalk paint

And, I couldn’t be more thrilled with the results.

I think my Muz and Pap would like it. 🙂

I painted the piece with a custom mix:

Annie Sloan – French Linen

Annie Sloan – Old White

Southern Honey – Otis

{I didn’t have enough of any one color, so I just mixed what I had.}

I sanded the top down and used dark wax.

I’ll be showing my full master bedroom as soon as I get it finished!

Life to the full!


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  1. so gorgeous! you did a wonderful job!! we have seriously similar birdcages!!

  2. Beautiful makeover!! Love that birdcage!

  3. Very pretty, Melissa! It looks like a nice update to this dresser.

  4. This is lovely. I am sure Muz would love it because it is so beautiful and Pap would love it because you do. I love your names for them. My Ma and Pa would feel the same if I had done this. Can’t wait to see all of it.

  5. I love the color. Don’t forget your recipe. 😉

  6. Your dresser is so pretty! Love how it turned out.
    Mary Alice

  7. Beautiful work. I love everything about this piece!

  8. such a beauty! i love the shape and finish!

  9. Ooooohhhh, love your high boy Melissa. It is great looking with white shades of chalk paint. I’d so love to find a piece like that. I’m still kicking myself for not grabbing that high boy at Goodwill a few months ago. Ya snooze you lose huh?
    You gave their piece a new life, isn’t it great that can be done now, instead of throwing old pieces out? I sure love it. Keeping something in the family is the best. Hope you’re all having great time. Don’t get sunburned. Look forward to seeing the final project.

  10. Ooh, I love it, Melissa. Love the style, and love your custom paint color. 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness, I love this piece. The color and finish is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  12. I LOVE it! I just picked up a three drawer dresser that looks much like this at a garage sale and was considering painting it a gray color! I realize that yours was a custom mix, but this gives me the push to do just that. Can’t wait to see your reveal!

  13. It looks fantastic and I also love the way you share how you did it and what you used. I have always shied away from painting furniture – it is considered a mortal sin by some but I can see why I’ve been unhappy with how my house looks – too much dark stuff. I want to lighten up and see a bright room. I also like how you left the top of the dresser dark – I like the concept.

  14. Looks great! I have yet to jump on the chalk paint bandwagon, but I think I just might try something similar for my daughter’s desk. I love that you left the top natural, very pretty!

  15. That’s beautiful Melissa. Your grandparents would be so happy.

  16. Love that you kept the top wood! And the color is so pretty!

    You go girl!

    Happy day to you!

  17. Beautiful job Melissa!

  18. Very pretty. I am now eyeing my sister’s white French provincial bedroom set from the 1960’s. LOL Great job, Lisa

  19. It looks beautiful and I’m sure your grandparents would like that you were still enjoying the furniture. I look forward to the room reveal.

  20. Very pretty! Love the french look!

  21. Lovely! Did you have to prep it before using the chalk paint, I’ve been wanting to give it a try.

  22. I have this same bedroom suite that my daughter got second hand. I think you have done a great job and this makes me wonder if I should do hers.


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