I am excited to share with you one of my favorite furniture re-do projects to date. The only thing I regret about this project is that it is sheltered away in my guest bedroom and doesn’t receive the admiration it deserves on a daily basis. I just fell in love with this color once I discovered it, and the rest is history! This is what I started out with…
This was a Craigslist find for $20, and I knew it needed some love! I was a little nervous about the laminate and mirrored finish on this chest, but I decided to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. I cleaned it up and my hubby fixed the slides on a couple of the drawers for me. Then I painted it with some homemade chalk paint and was surprised I had no trouble with the paint adhering to the finish. Have you used homemade chalk paint before? It is awesome!
I LOVE this color! It is Valspar Coral Passion, and it just makes me smile. I doctored it up with some unsanded grout to create a chalk paint. No sanding, no priming, just start slapping it on! The recipe I used called for 1 cup of flat paint mixed with 1 TBSP of unsanded grout. I did a couple of coats, just to make sure it was covered properly. Then I added new hardware since the original handles were broken. Here is the final result:
Ta da! Doesn’t it look lovely in my guest bedroom? It fits perfectly against the narrow wall and looks great with the various blue/aqua tones in the room. I love the way it brightens up the room!
I like this color so much I decided to use it on some other projects around the house.
Stay tuned and just maybe I’ll share them with you!
What do you think? I bet you’re headed to Craigslist right now…I know I am!
I’d love to know about your furniture re-do favorite project.