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!
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).
Painter Artist Mom painted these water colors many years ago – as well as pretty much everything else hanging in my house.
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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!
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?
I’m sharing this DIY with Metamorphosis Monday.