Grey and White Dresser Restyled

I won't keep you in suspense, here is my finished now Grey & White Dresser!


 And here is what I started with ...

I recently did a post on how I came to "rescue" this dresser from the roadside.  You can read the full story here.  But in short, I went to a lot of trouble and time to get it in the car. Embarrassing!

But I am happy to say it was well worth it!  This little or not so little freebie came up so beautifully.

 I'm not doing a tute on the makeover because it was so basic.
In short, I removed all the stickers and gave it a good sand.
I didn't intend to distress it so I left the blue paint on.
Then I mixed up some grey chalk paint,
gave it three coats and then sanded it again.
I spray painted the handles white and let a bit of paint chip
off in areas to give an aged look.
Then I mixed up some white chalk paint and trimmed the top edges and legs.
I plan to give it a coat of clear furniture wax as well.
The inside drawers were super clean so I didn't do anything to them.

The total cost = Nil. 
 I used left over paint and spray paint. 
And the whole project only took 2 days to complete!

I love it!  What do you think?

I was going to use it as a craft storage dresser,
but now I'm wondering if it would look better in the lounge room
with beautiful accents on top.  Either way, it is definitely a keeper. :)


:) Julie

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