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.
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?
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. :)