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Painted Dresser

Posted by on Nov 7, 2012 in chalk paint, painted furniture | 20 comments

I just had the joy of painting a couple of pieces of furniture for a dear friend.  I realized last week that my girls would be home from school on Tuesday.  I called Becky to see if my family could come spend the night and I could spend the day painting her furniture.  She happily agreed!  (They live about an hour away, thus the request to spend the night.)

She made us an amazing dinner Monday night, we stayed up late talking, our kids stayed up late playing. . . it almost felt like a mini vacation.  What a blessing to have such close friends!

The next morning we had a big breakfast together and I started painting the furniture.  Our kids continued to play.  The two older girls convinced their dads to take them on a shopping trip.

So, here is the result of the painting.

Here is what I started with.

I covered the entire piece in Duck Egg blue and then painted the drawer fronts Old White.

I distressed it heavily and applied clear wax.

It was such an overcast day, I did not get the best pictures.

Becky uses this piece in her kitchen for a buffet.

I couldn’t resist snagging the brass candlesticks off of her kitchen table for the pictures.

My family drove home Tuesday night exhausted from a day of fun!

Sweet Becky sent us home with a huge casserole of poppyseed chicken and salad!  She loves to cook, and I love to paint!  What a great trade!

I am going to be sharing the desk that I painted in a couple of weeks.  It got too dark to take pictures of it.  I am going to be at their house in a couple of weeks, and I will get pictures then!

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  1. It turned out just gorgeous – she must be thrilled to pieces!!!

  2. wow, this turned out great, you did it all in one day? I guess that’s the beauty of ASCP.

  3. Melissa that turned out BEAUTIFUL!!

  4. I can’t believe you did that all in one day! You are amazing. Beautiful color choice. Patti

  5. The dresser turned out great! I’m on the hunt for a similar piece of furniture to re-do for my daughter’s room. The old furniture is made so much better than today’s stuff. Nice trade off, painting for dinner 🙂

  6. Beautifully done, Melissa! I knew I liked the color you used ~ I did my dresser that is similar in Duck Egg. It’s a great color isn’t it? Love how you added the Old White to the drawer fronts. I had just did a little detail of Old White on mine. That hardware is wonderful. I’ll bet your friend just loves it! Pinning this! : )

  7. Goegeous!! LOVE that color?

    Do you think that type of paint/finish would work on a front door? Or do you think with the weather it would not work?

    and tell sweet Annabelle THANK YOU for bringing attention to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (and adult for that matter!). She has a beautiful heart!

    • The color is called Duck Egg blue. It is an Annie Sloan chalk paint. I have one piece of furniture that used this paint on that is outside. I gave it 2 coats of wax, and it has weathered great! I think it would be great for a door! Although, another great door color is called Wythe Blue. I think it is a Benjamin Moore paint, but they can mix it at Hoover!

  8. This is a great piece! As always thanx a million for coming to party!:)

  9. love that lovely color

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  10. Your dresser is beautiful!!! I love the color combination!

  11. Absolutely gorgeous, well done!

  12. A great trade and barter – food for painting. i can’t believe you were able to refinish this beautiful piece in one day. I know she will treasure it.

  13. WOOW….that´s a great job 🙂
    and do not miss…..




    it is FUN 🙂
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  14. This piece is gorgeous. I love how it turned out!!

  15. This is so pretty, the colors with the distressing are perfect. Great job!

  16. WOW take my breath away that is stunning!

  17. Melissa, This dresser is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Such a special piece now!


  18. Awesome piece!!

  19. Will paint for chicken, huh? You do such a great job! I think it’s cool that this will be used in her kitchen. 🙂

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