Dawn was raring to go!!
This is the dresser, you can see that it is an inexpensive laminate piece.
I did not think it would hold the paint but Dawn assured me it would and she was right.
This paint can be used on any surface and requires no prep work.
We just dusted the cobwebs off and started painting.
We also removed the handles on the dresser and filled the holes with wood putty before painting.
I wanted some cute girly handles for the dresser.
The product I used was by Maison Blanche.
I chose a shade of yellow called Miel for the undercoat
and a shade of pink called Debutante for the top coat.
I used minwax paste wax to finish the projects.
You also need special brushes that Dawn had purchased previously.
Then we painted the undercoat color.
We did not worry about painting in one direction or paint strokes.
We just kind on slapped it on.
We put on 2 coats of the under color.
When we removed the third drawer we found that the rail had been held in place with duct tape.
We left that drawer out until Frank came home to fix the rail.
While the dresser was drying we started on the bookcase.
This bookcase was in my folk's house for as long as I can remember.
It held every edition of encyclopedia brittanica.
And this is what it looked like with the undercoat completed.
We returned back to work on the dresser.
We only used one coat of the pink over the yellow.
And one coat of pick topcoat on the bookcase.
We took wet rags and distressed some areas of the furniture.
We simply rubbed until some of the yellow paint or wood was showing.
No rhyme or reason, just whatever we thought would look nice.
I especially liked how the decorative woodwork looked after distressing.
The yellow showed through in some parts with bits of wood peeking through.
Then we went to work with the wax.
Wax on , wax off, wax on, wax off.
Until you are dripping sweat and your arms feel like rubber.
That made it shine and feel soft and smooth.
When Frank got home we ran up to Hobby Lobby and got lots of goodies for the room
I found these cute daisy knobs for the dresser.
Dawn and I started on the pieces about 12:30 this afternoon. When Frank got home at 4:30 we were all done. Dawn went home to her family. Frank and I went out for dinner and then shopping for the knobs for the dresser. We got home, Frank fixed the drawer, we put the knobs on and now it is cocktail time. A very productive Monday!!
I will be sharing this post at List it Tuesday and Wednesday Whatsits. What's on your list this week?
While chalk paint is not cheap it is a lot less expensive to pick up an ugly piece of furniture at the thrift store or repurpose furniture you already have that buying new so I am sharing this post at Thrifty Thursday as well.