Who’s ready for a fabulous furniture makeover? Do you remember when I found this deal of a lifetime? If not, let me refresh your memory… One day, while trolling around on Craigslist I found this AMAZING set of French provincial furniture. Two huge dressers (one tall, one long), one ginormous (and heavy as heck mirror), two night stands, along with two lamps. Price: $125. For Everything. Can I get an “OH- Yeah”?!
Everything was in great condition (beautiful dovetail drawers that easily slid in and out and zero knicks in the wood). Basically, these pieces were solid. The ONLY problem was that everything was this really awful yellow. This furniture was from the 60’s so perhaps that was the color that was “in” then or maybe the wood had just yellowed over time but regardless I knew it had to go. I had already painted the long and tall dressers (which have since been—again—repainted from gray to a pure white) but I couldn’t decide about the color for the nightstands. I finally decided on a mint/aqua color because I loved the cool tone and that seemed relaxing for a master bedroom. Plus, it added a pop of color to the gray/khaki/white color scheme I had going on.
After searching forever on Pinterest for mint/aqua/teal furniture I came across a piece that I really liked. It happened to be Bre’s from brepurposed and it was just gorg! I loved the color, how she distressed certain parts, and, of course, the way she paid attention to the little details like the knobs. After I saw her piece I knew I had to discover the color. To my surprise it was none other than DecoArt’s “Refreshing” Chalky Finish paint. I had never tried it but was excited to give it whirl. I headed out to Michael’s and bought two containers that day.
If you’ve never used these paints, let me tell you: they’re the real deal. It goes on smooth and offers great coverage. As with chalk paint, there’s no priming needed, which, for a busy mom, is a lifesaver. I was able to paint both nightstands (no priming or sanding needed as these were in such great shape) with two coats each and I used only one container of paint. I finished the pieces off with some polycrylic finish by Minwax. Chalk paint goes a LOOONNNGGG way so I’m always surprised at how little I need. For anyone thinking about purchasing DecoArt’s Chalky Finish Paint I would HIGHLY recommend it, especially for small projects like coffee tables, night stands, dressers, or even headboards. You won’t be disappointed! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section and I’ll answer as soon as I can.
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