Dresser DIY Sneak Peek on Facebook Live Video

It was mid January when my dresser idea struck.  That was before I wrote the post about How to Dress a Dresser.

I didn’t mention a word to you about my plan because I was still dragging the lovely boot around.  I wasn’t sure my idea would actually happen.  You’ll soon read how we got the dresser into the kitchen eventually.

Voila – the completed dresser!

Chalk Painted Dresser

It’s partially filled with place mats and napkins – with plenty of room for growth!

If you viewed my Facebook Live video late Saturday night, you saw the new kitchen look early (video at the end).

Kitchen With New Dresser DIY

Painter Artist Mom painted these water colors many years ago – as well as pretty much everything else hanging in my house.

Kitchen Fruit Watercolor Paintings

Back to my story, the boot eventually came off (while painting desks for Sewing Spaces Refreshed and Minimized).  I dug into painting the dresser drawers with three coats of Annie Sloan™ Chalk Paint in Pure White after removing the hardware.

Painting Dresser Drawers

In the end, HH carried one end of the dresser, and I managed the other end with the use of a moving blanket, sliding my end of the dresser (top side down) along the floor and steps.  Whew!

I immediately liked the dresser in this spot but not the plate shelf above!  First, I needed to finish the dresser.

Dresser in Kitchen

After refurbishing the stained top (details coming in a later post), I painted the dresser with the first coat of Pure White.  I love the white with the stained top.  (Squeal!)

Painting Dresser

Two more coats of Pure White later, drawers dressed with hardware, and the new look was complete.  (Oh, and I forgot…a coat of clear wax, too.)  It only took two days, drawers and all!

Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Dresser

If you’re wondering what happened to the plate shelf, it’s on the other wall.  Ready for Valentine’s Day – my “French country wall”.  Ha!

French Country Plate Shelf

Two new/old chairs are added from trading the old kitchen chairs painted in Amsterdam Green with Spunky Daughter.  Two more are upstairs until we can return them to MIL.

Here’s the Facebook Live video for a fun Valentine project (maybe for next year if you don’t have the materials you need right now).  If you have the supplies on hand, you’re all set to add a little XO to your decor!

I wanted to make this project for you earlier, but it took a couple of weeks to find, order, and receive the wallpaper needed.  I discovered that Lowe’s and Home Depot don’t carry wallpaper anymore.  At. All.   Huh!

Here’s the link for the paintable wallpaper at Houzz.  (This isn’t something I’ll be compensated for sharing with you.)  The paper with this particular design is so hard to find, I wanted you to have the link.  I think you’ll want to order after seeing what’s coming Wednesday.  😉

I hope you’re ready for Valentine’s Day tomorrow.  Do you have your cards/gifts of love ready?

Blessings~

I’m sharing this DIY with Metamorphosis Monday.

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Comments

    • says

      Thank you! I’m pleased with the way it turned out – even better than I’d imagined. Seeing examples on-line is a big help. My mom said, “Hey, Hollywood!” when we spoke on the phone today. Haha! Facebook Live was more fun than I thought it would be. 🙂

  1. robin says

    I loved seeing you!!! Do more of these!!
    What a great project! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dresser! It reminds me of the one I had in my bedroom when I was married before. He had that dresser a LONG time….since he was young, I think.

    I had a huge flashback seeing that paintable wallpaper!!!LOL!

    I used to use that stuff! I think I had that same one! ( I also had border print in the paintable wallpaper at one time. ) I got it back in the late 80s and 90s when you could find it at the store. I think Walmart may have even carried it at one time. I had it in my dining room in the late 80s. I had an ivory and white ribbon striped wallpaper at the bottom (that went into the hallway as well), a dark stained chair rail (to match the wood floor we laid in the DR and hall), and the paintable wallpaper on the top. I’m not sure we even painted it. It was very DIFFERENT.

    Now I am reminiscing about the home improvement stores I used to frequent back then that are no longer in business….Hechinger (where I got the green countertop and green front door and storm doors)…..and Builder’s Square…aah my favorite! I was there every week! ( I was also a secret shopper for them until they stopped doing it. I made 10 bucks every time!!! Nobody suspected a lady with a kid to be a secret shopper.LOL Especially not one of there “regulars”.) It was so close to home. I got a solid oak 2 door wall cabinet for $29 there.

    Funny story…I used it in my garage in the 90s….never attached it to the wall…I was going to use it in the basement…it never made it down there. LOL I toted it with me to the next house….It sat on the kitchen floor with a laminated shelf on top. I had all the cups/glasses in there, along with kiddie bowls. ST was little and was able to get herself a cup and bowl. At age 2 it was a big deal for her to do it HERSELF. Or as she would say, “I want to do it MY-SELSE.” She couldn’t pronounce Fs. hahaha The top was a nice “extra” area to put things on, like the napkin holder, baskets, and vase with flowers, etc.

    On to the NEXT house…I didn’t have room in that tiny house for it. I had a tiny dining AREA and a galley kitchen. BUT I used it in my shed. It stored a lot of craft things. In this house it was a temp kitchen cabinet….with the white shelf on top like before. Then it went to the garage for a hiatus. LOL I moved it to the bathroom. It’s still sitting on the floor, with a newer addition (wall cabinet) on top of it….both waiting to be fastened to the 2 walls in that bathroom. And they are both going to get painted. That cabinet has seen a lot I tell ya! hahaha

    Oh…I found my red tablecloth!!!! It was buried in my sewing area at Mt. Basement. I was looking for the printed burlap (to make a sample covered tin can project for a friend at church for the Women’s Hot Topics meeting) and found the tablecloth. I had left it there because one edge needs sewing. It frayed in the wash. Today is the day! Then I can put out my black and white XO chargers (my after V-day deal last year!) with red plates for tomorrow!!! whoohoo!

    • says

      Thanks, Robin. I plan to do another Facebook Live on Wednesday – hopefully around 10 AM. I also remember the paintable wallpaper from long ago. I always wanted to use it for something! I’m so glad you got to use it. Wish I could see what you did with it. I wonder where your cabinet will end up next. Ha! Congrats on finding your red tablecloth. Hope you enjoy your black and red tablescape for Valentine’s Day. Just in time! 🙂

    • says

      Thanks, Debi. This was my first one, and it helped so much to have my daughter behind the camera to be sure I stayed in view (and remind me of things I left out). Other than that, it’s not hard at all. Let me know if you have questions about it. 🙂

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