Shabby Sweet Waterfall Dresser


January 26, 2014 by Terry

This waterfall dresser was kind of an olive green mixed in with a thread of brown.  Whoever owned it before me “tried” to give it some sort of treatment, and it wasn’t totally bad but it was a little dark and dreary feeling.  It needed some lightening and a little happiness! Take a look…. Here it is in my booth looking a little sad…. I thought I would try selling it “as is” but every time I saw it it bothered me … it looked “off” to me….


So I loaded it up and took it home.  It was just crying for new handles and some sort of treatment….something a little more fun!  As you can tell from previous posts, I love stripes!!!  This dresser would be perfect for some distressed stripes mixed with some chippy white paint.  The top of it had some staining and damage so I thought I would go with the whole “shabby” look…

I used a combination of chalk paint and milk paint for this project.  All the white was done using Miss Mustard Seed’s milk paint in Linen and all the grey is chalk paint in the color Smoke Signal by the American Paint Co.  After all the paint was applied I lightly sanded the whole piece and applied Miss Mustard Seed’s Antiquing Wax to seal the paint and give it a sort of “dirty” aged look and to stop the chipping of the milk paint.

The new pulls come from my favorite little store in a small town near by, she also deals in antiques…so hard to come out of her shop with just what I need!!!  MUST…STAY…STRONG!!!  LOL!

They are heavy and I like that they have a nice little pattern on them.

This little dresser turned out sweet and I think it could be used in so many ways.  Maybe in a nursery for a boy or girl, I actually quite liked the way it looked in my front entryway.  I would store extra mittens, scarves and hats in it if I was keeping it.

Well…wherever it lives it is sure to be a statement piece now for sure.  No more dark, dreary, sad little dresser!

Hope you have a great week!

Take care!


Linking up to Twigg Studios: all new our Sunday best

Also linking up to Stephanie Lynn’s Sunday Show Case Party

and Stone Gable:: THE SCOOP #103

Joining in on Miss mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

Pink When: DIY Sunday Show Case Party

A Stroll Thru Life: Inspire-Me-Tuesday


6 thoughts on “Shabby Sweet Waterfall Dresser

  1. I love stripes too ( but you knew that because we seem to have the same likes lol ) and I love how you mixed the horizontal and then vertical. A billion times better!! It may be tough to give that one up…


  2. OK LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I just might hafta keep this in mind for a furniture project!! Thanks for sharing this too on DIY Sunday Showcase!


  3. Another gorgeous makeover – lov’n the stripes. Glad you shared it with us at the DIY Sunday Showcase party!


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