pick a color and start painting

 

Last weekend I stopped into a couple thrift stores, not looking for anything particular .  As I have mentioned before, I usually end up walking toward the furniture first and just so happened to be a 50% off furniture day.  I love spring and summer because that means everyone is cleaning out their houses and the thrift stores can’t keep up with the drop offs which leads to lots of mark down days.

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TIP >>> If a ticket has been taken off and item , don’t be afraid to ask an employee . Someone grabbed this dressers ticket but decided not to get it . After a quick overhead announcement and nobody claiming it she was mine . My heart rate might have been a little high as I waited to see if I was going to be able to snag her , I immediately fell in love with her drawers and low height.

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Last week on Instagram I gave a little painting sneak peek of the dressers progress. The green dresser was painted with chalk paint and the pink was with regular flat paint. Both of them have been waxed and sealed.

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I decided to keep the bottom drawer handles on both dressers. The green dresser had missing top knobs to begin with.  On the pink dresser, I replaced the two top knobs with round glass ones. I spray painted the bottom handles gold to match the gold in the top glass knobs. I just LOVE how it turned out.

PAINT COLORS >>>> GREEN Annie Slogan chalk paint Antibes Green //  PINK  behr marquee ballerina pink 130A-3

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Don’t be afraid to grab some paint and give your outdated furniture a little painted makeover. Don’t worry about sanding, most pieces don’t need to be sanded unless they have a extreme amount of glossy finish. Grab a paint brush and some flat paint. You will be surprised how easy it is .

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  • June 22, 2015 - 4:57 pm

    Jennifer - what do you wax and seal with?ReplyCancel

    • June 24, 2015 - 7:19 am

      amandarydell@gmail.com - Jennifer,
      The dressers are sealed with annie Sloan wax, sealing the paint to the dresser. The wax acts as a bond
      to prevent the paint from scratching.ReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2015 - 10:01 pm

    Bree - I know nothing about painting furniture so I’m curious….why flat paint? I thought the glossy kinds are easier to keep clean….?

    Love these dressers!!!!!ReplyCancel

    • June 24, 2015 - 7:21 am

      amandarydell@gmail.com - Hi Bree,

      Flat paint allows you to use a wax bond like annie sloan wax.
      Using glossy paint is really hard to get a smooth fished look. I use a flat paint and then apply the wax.
      Glossy doesn’t always mean easier to clean up.ReplyCancel

      • June 27, 2015 - 11:59 pm

        Bree - Aha, that is smart. Thanks so much! Btw, you are adorable.ReplyCancel

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