A Dresser Makeover...

Finished with our kitchen redecorating, we are now moving into the connecting living room!  This is not a major re-do...just lightening up the space and making it harmonious with the other rooms.  I started off with a dresser makeover,  a piece which we have had for years.  It's been used in many rooms, but for the last several years 
has provided storage in the living room.


It's a 1942 chest on chest, that had seen better days...


Lots of wear...



So, I had no problem painting the wood and giving the piece new life.  I used DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in the Timeless color.


The color looks lighter here because of the bright room light... it is actually close to the paint can lid...a warm tan.  I gave the piece 2 coats of paint and topped it with clear wax.  I distressed it down with a sanding block, in wear areas.  A small amount of dark wax was mixed with some clear wax to have a light tint and I brushed it over the piece, concentrating it heavier over areas I wanted to accent.  Wiping off the excess as I worked, I let it dry then buffed it out with a soft cloth.




I love how it turned out and it looks great in the room!  
I'll share more about that later, as the room progresses!

I am a blogger for DecoArt, but received no compensation for this post...all opinions are my own.

I am joining~


Until next time...

29 comments

  1. Linda, that's gorgeous! I have that very same dresser in my husband's garage. It was his dresser in his room when he was growing up, but he uses it for tool storage now. Lots of greasy grimy tools. I may have to steal it back from him and give it a new non-greasy life.

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  2. It looks great, Linda! It's so nice when you have a piece like this that you can paint and totally give it a new look and feel.

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  3. You saved that piece. Well done.

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  4. What a perfect candidate for a face lift. I love how it turned out...great color too.

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  5. I love pieces like this - they can be used so many places! Your makeover made it just adorable. :)

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  6. Beautiful makeover Linda. I have a piece in my foyer that needs one really bad. Thanks for sharing at NTT.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  7. It looks wonderful! Isn't it great how even though it was worn and you have had it for many years, you were able to freshen it up, give it a new life, and find a whole new use for it. I'm not familiar with that brand of paint . . . Can you tell me more about it?

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  8. Love the new look for the old chest. I like that you kept the chunky knobs, too. They add real character and a nice punch. Great transformation!
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

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  9. Linda, I like it. I think that is a real nice piece of furniture, well worth saving. xoxo, Susie

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  10. What a great makeover, Linda! I love DecoArt's chalky finish paints, and plan to use some to redo our coffee and end tables. Love that color!!

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  11. I love the style of your dresser and it looks great with it's new facelift, Linda!

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  12. I love the simple lines of the piece and it looks completely different in a fresh new coat of paint!

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  13. Don't you just love that paint? I like the "tan" you used on your dresser, I can't wait to see your livingroom all spruced up for Spring!

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  14. Looking great Linda. I enjoy that paint as well, it's really good stuff!

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  15. It did turn out so good. I love chalk paint it covers anything

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  16. I love it. I am looking forward to your living room redo. You are amazing with your projects! I need to find me some of that paint. xx Dianne

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  17. Hi Linda,
    The dresser looks beautiful in the chalk paint. I cannot wait to see the whole living room redo. I just did a redo on my living room that I will post on Sunday. No cost just freshing up things to make a big impact. Have a great day.
    Kris

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  18. I love it! Isn't it amazing what a little bit of paint will do.

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  19. Hi! Stopping over from Susie's blog. I just painted old chests of drawers so I was tickled to see yours today. Also painted over globes. I need to read more of your blog. I think we have a lot in common. Have a great day!

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  20. LOVE! What a great shape it is. Looking forward to what is next ....

    Karen x

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  21. Love how this turned out!! :)
    Susan

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  22. Great makeover! It feels so good when we can turn something dull and boring into something pretty!

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  23. Such a nice cottagey transformation! Love the knobs. And of course, white!

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  24. You did a great job, I like it a lot!

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  25. Love how it turned out Linda! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the makeover. Mimi

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  26. What a wonderful color. It's make your dresser look amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the room.

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  27. Love your revision, Linda. Thanks so much for sharing this at Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday!

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