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Hey y’all… We recently had a client, Ashleigh. She had been on the hunt for a dresser and just couldn’t find exactly what she wanted. Jennifer showed her an unfinished piece that we had in our stash and Ashleigh felt that it would work perfectly in her bedroom. She wanted it painted in Paris Gray chalk paint – no distressing – and we just knew that it would be beautiful.
But it took us a bit of elbow grease and work to get it to the the beautiful stage. Here’s what we started with…
We lovingly called this piece “Mr. Big Stuff”. It is solid wood, has four interior drawers and he is a heavy beast! He was pretty beat-up and neglected and needed a bit of sprucing up.
There was also damage to the veneer. We decided to remove the damaged layers and repair it with Bondo. Being that we painted Mr. Big Stuff we didn’t show the repair process. We could have just painted over the damaged areas but this was for a client and we wanted to take this extra step.
We used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray. It is such a chameleon color…in some light it looks blue or white and in other light it is a pretty, soft gray. After the dresser was completely dry, we used two coats of clear wax on all painted surfaces. We put a third coat on the top.
Ashleigh was thrilled with her new dresser…which made us very happy! Have you painted anything lately? We’ve recently been painting up a storm and can’t wait to show you what we have been up to. Stay tuned!