I will also tell you that there are many "recipes" for chalk paint floating around the www, and while nobody gets more gratification out of saving a buck than me, I would recommend going with the real deal...especially on a piece of furniture that you really want to turn out perfect.
So, in case you forgot the story, I found this dresser at an Estate Sale. I was not prepared and therefore did not have my hubby's truck to haul this thing home. No problem, I could pick it up the next day but there was no way I was leaving without those drawers. The top was down in my car, so I loaded them up...all nine of them! Hence this picture:
Sadly, I never even took a picture of the "before" on the dresser itself, but I am sure you have seen a million of them around blogland! I removed all the hardware and cleaned the drawers and because I am anything but a patient person, I immediately started painting. I wanted to keep the original hardware, but I didn't really care for the finish as it was.
After a good cleaning, I used some Valspar "Nautical" latex paint and dry brushed it on the hardware. I used that color because it is the paint I used on some lamps that are in the same room that the dresser is going in (those will be shown with another "reveal"). It actually gave them a "patina" look.
Anyhoo, this is how she looks now. I couldn't even wait to dress her up with some new little chatchky's that I bought, so she looks a little naked.
So, whatch'a think?
PLEASE ignore the ugly carpet...it is going away soon, but I have to say, it was nice painting this piece in a nice cool room and not have to worry about getting paint on the floor. (Our temps were up in the low 100's last week.)
I think this guest room is really coming together...so far I am on track for having every piece of furniture redone as opposed to brand new. Stay tuned...there may even be a few surprises in store!
This post linked to:
My Repurposed Life
Under the Table and Dreaming
Miss Mustard Seed
Shades of Amber
There's a skinny girl who lives inside of me that's screaming to get out...I can usually shut her up with cookies!