Saturday, April 18, 2015

A makeover project

I found this old wooden dresser at a junk store last summer.  I knew eventually I would figure out what to do with it.  

Don't you just love the yellow plastic handles?  Lol. I've been dying to try the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on a project so now is the time.  I got a can of paint and some clear and dark wax.  I watched a few tutorials on YouTube but I probably should have watched a few more. :)  it's not as easy as it sounds 

Here I go.  This is after the first coat.  You really need to rush and just slap it on because it dries incredibly fast.  And supposedly you are supposed to have brush strokes going every which way.  Quite different than regular painting so it takes getting used to but after you get going it's fun to paint like a child. 

A close up after the first coat.  I want this piece to look a little old and weathered.  After the 2nd coat was applied you add a coat of clear wax and let it set overnight.  This morning was time to add the dark wax.  This step was terrifying.   Look at the color of the wax......

But everything I read said "don't fear the dark wax - just do it".   So I did It.  Now I know I need more practice with the dark wax.  My technique isn't too great but I'm hoping tomorrow after I buff it and apply another coat of clear, it will look OK.

Not sure if you can see the weathering with the dark wax just applied 

Found some new hardware and this is almost ready to be my new TV stand.  I'm not loving the handles but selection was limited and they are easy to change later.

And for those of you who kept reading to the end, here's a little treat.   This is a pic of Scout today - 5 days old

Awwwwww, I'm in love


  1. I just LOVE stinky baby puppy breath....but not so much when they get to be an adult. Your technique and new TV stand ROCKS!

  2. You're brave to try that technique but it's going to be a nice TV stand. Oh my goodness, that puppy is so very tiny. He would fit in a cup right now but he'll grow to bark and tug at your heart strings before long.

  3. Hi Kim,
    You did a fantastic job on your tv stand!! Love that paint!!! And your new puppy........DARLING!!! I bet you can hardly wait for those sweet puppy kisses!!
    Warm Hugs~

  4. Oh sweet puppy!!!! Fun project too, but seriously...PUPPY!!!!!

  5. puppy! puppy! puppy! and you're project is nice too...puppy!

  6. Great job's fun to give a new project a try. The old/new TV stand came out quite nicely...Little Scout is just adorable...what a lucky little boy to have you as his mama...Spring has arrived!!! Hugs, Julie...

  7. I'm not sure what chalk paint is..I'll have to check it out. I love the dresser! I'm looking for a piece for my upstairs hallway. Maybe I'll try this technique! What a sweet little face! I hope we keep getting updates on this little dude!

  8. I think you did a great job on the dresser. I love it. Ohhhhh Scout is just too cute!

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Take care, Janet W

  9. I would call him Little Ricky or Niko!

  10. Scout is just lovely, I love her baby picture. I think your new T.V. stand looks fantastic. I am totally going to try that now.
    I love that color. I think you did a great job.

  11. Oh Kim, very nice dresser, love the color. Scout is so cute, cannot wait till he is home with you.Blessings Francine.

  12. Nice job on the TV stand. I bought some of her paint ages ago and have not tried it. Perhaps you will be my inspiration :)
    That is one tiny puppy. I bet you love him already!
    Hugs :)

  13. I love your project! So pretty and great storage. Your little baby is so small at this point.

  14. Awwww what a cutey!
    Great makeover, guess you could sand n paint the handles?
    Or wrap n Modpodge them in fabric strips even!

  15. You did a great job on the dresser! It will be a cute TV stand with storage to I!

    Love that little furry face! :)