Wild Horses… Uncle Sam… & … Surf Board?… Whaaat???


July 11, 2014 by Terry

What do wild horses, Uncle Sam and surf board have to do with each other???  Well… they are the new colors I tried on a little chest of drawers I had in my garage. This cute little chest of 4 drawers was in need of a make over…needed a little dressing up…some character.  Well, character is certainly what it got! Before…IMG_1936I used chalk paint from The American Paint Company on it.  This paint is sooooo smooth and creamy and goes on like a dream.  I dilute it a little with water as it it a bit thick and I wanted to do a few thin coats…it makes it easier to sand away brush strokes if you do multiple thin coats instead of one thick coat….working smarter not harder :0)  ! IMG_2412I decided as well that I would love to do something a little “beachy” so why not give it some stripes?  I used Frog tape to tape off horizontal stripes all the way around the entire piece. IMG_2414IMG_2357IMG_2358I did not sand the piece first as chalk paint grabs hold of everything.  Removed the hardware and away I went…I did the top in Wild Horses and the stripes in Surf board blue. I was not happy with the way the top was looking so I cut some barn board to fit and made a new top.  This completely changed the “feel” of it.  On the body I removed the tape while the paint was still wet to ensure no bleeding.  Then I taped off some thinner lines on the white stripes and painted them with Wild Horses. IMG_2375After a coat of wild Horses on the top I went over it with a coat of Uncle Sam..then sanded it to let the brown show through…  The whole thing got a coat of clear varathane to make it washable and durable… IMG_2377The drawer pulls were outdated and certainly did not match the “theme” of this piece so I covered them in Hemp Twine and reused them.  I have done this before and love the way it turns out… I distressed the stripes with sandpaper after removing the tape, just to give it a less “perfect” and worn look… IMG_2360IMG_2386This little chest of drawers turned out super cute!  I could see it in a little boy’s room or nursery for sure!  Or…maybe it should live at the lake in a cabin storing extra beach towels etc….. IMG_2378IMG_2380IMG_2383Cute, cute, cute!  I didn’t stage it for pictures at all as it went straight to my booth at The Old Creamery with hopes of finding a new forever home! IMG_2386 Well… We are off to the beach today to have a little fun in the sun! IMG_2345Summer is tooooooo short here to miss out on a sunny day like today! Thanks for the visit!  If you visit me often, I’d love to hear your comments!

So very honored to be featured as this weeks pick by Marie at The Interior Frugalista!!!

Take Care!




Linking up to:

Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

That DIY Party by DIY Showoff

adf3f-inspiration_monday_new_2014Stone Gable’s THE SCOOP

Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday

DIY Sunday Showcase at Pink When


13 thoughts on “Wild Horses… Uncle Sam… & … Surf Board?… Whaaat???

  1. Quandie says:

    Those twine covered handles are so clever! Love them.


  2. It looks fabulous, can’t you find a space for it at home… I’d be sad to let him go! I’ll give the frog tape a try. Have a lovely weekend.


    • Thanks for the visit :0) Unfortunately I’m out of space at home :0( All my children wanted to keep it too…. If it doesn’t sell soon then I will cave in and keep it! Hope you have a great weekend!
      Take Care!


  3. It matches your daughter’s bathing suit!


    • Ha!! You’re absolutely right! Talk about observant! (Actually it’s my bikini top..She “out grew ” hers if you know what I mean…LOL!) You make me laugh, I love it when you visit :0)


  4. I’ve nominated you for 2 awards – check out my latest post http://foundthispaintedthat/2014/07/12/one-for-you-two-for-me if you choose to accept!


  5. Hi Terry, I love this dresser makeover. I’m featuring it at the DIY Sunday Showcase party this weekend!


  6. […] Marie’s favorite is from The Curator’s Collection and the Chest of Drawer redo. […]


  7. […] Dresser Makeover from The Curator’s Collection […]


  8. We love your blog and your creative spirit!


    • Terry says:

      Thank you so very much for your kind compliment! I absolutely loooooove your paint! :0) I’ve tried others and still prefer American Chalk Paint Company brand chalk paint. I hope you have a great day!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow on Instagram

Playing along with @prodigalpieces for #trashure this week. This large frame used to house a tacky old #vintage picture but with a little #milkpaint it has transformed into this large chalkboard. (Btw... it says EAT not FAT lol! ) what's not to love in this photo! 💕#thecuratorscollection Thoughts on this table??? Creating a beautiful rustic outdoor dining area... this entire table is salvaged wood. The base found separately from the top and joined together to form this unique outdoor living space. Along with the chandelier we added in some beautiful patio lights on the beams creating a dreamy setting for a lovely summer evening outside.  Playing along with @prodigalpieces today #trashure #thecuratorscollection #design #outdoorliving #patio #rustic #reclaimedwood FATTABULOUS time spent today with Angie of @absolutecustomdesigns helping with a FAT PAINT workshop. Just look at those delicious colours!!! I went home with #orangeapalooza and #navystateofmind 💕💕💕 currently looking for something to paint 🙄😂.... #painted #fatpaint #thecuratorscollection #mineralpaint #fun #cantdecide Thank you @absolutecustomdesigns Angie for including me in your workshop today! I really enjoyed helping out and meeting so many wonderful ladies! FAT PAINT really is my go to chalk paint!  Love all the products from this line! 💕#fatpaint #painted #workshop #fun #palletsign #extrafat #mineralpaint #thecuratorscollection Sister shenanigans happening at the airport today while waiting for their dad's plane to take off 😂#titanic #shenanigans #goofy #silly It's been a productive day!  I had no idea what design these slip covers were going to take form of when I started but I'm loving the outcome! #sold #nomorepink #lovingtheoutcome #slipcover #customized #thecuratorscollection #designer #linen

You May Also Like:

I’ve been featured on these amazing websites:

Revival Monday

Feathered Nest Friday

Orphans With Makeup

Painted and repurposed vintage and antique furniture. DIY . Home decor.

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

... Making Broken Beautiful

She Holds Dearly

Just another site

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

painted by kayla payne


Canary Street Crafts

Furniture Makeovers, Crafts & Home Decor

The Wood Spa by Pat Rios

Furniture Refinishing - Ridgefield, CT


Small Home...Big Style

q is for quandie

from a vintage vantagepoint.

The Interior Frugalista

... Making Broken Beautiful

Orphans With Makeup

Blog about Painted Furniture, thrifted & vintage finds, repurposing.

French Country Home Decor, Party Decor Ideas, Painting Tips

Casual elegant home and event decor for the collected moments in your life

Katherines Corner

popular over 50 blogger, diy, giveaways, recipes, blogging tips, family, ageing, faith,life stories,encouragement, home decor shop,jewelry shop, a blog for women of every age

Freddy & Petunia

heirloom-quality CABINETS for CHILDREN -and- many other rePURPOSED PROJECTS built in the PAGE 10 Studio!

Miss Mustard Seeds Milk Paint

Currently Available in 18 Gorgeous Colors


Decorating solutions for the dollar challenged.

August Blues Slipcover Studio

Slipcovers, diy, and other musings

PicMonkey Blog

Tutorials, Tips and News from Your Favorite Photo Editor

Trois Petites Filles

... Making Broken Beautiful

RoadKill Rescue

Trash to Treasure projects




... Making Broken Beautiful

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

anderson + grant

... Making Broken Beautiful

DIY Show Off ™ - DIY Decorating and Home Improvement Blog

Budget Friendly Do-It-Yourself Home Improvement and Decorating blog


Crafting Cooking Creating

West Furniture Revival

... Making Broken Beautiful

Velvet & Linen

... Making Broken Beautiful


American Farmhouse Living

Dreamy Whites

... Making Broken Beautiful


... Making Broken Beautiful

Miss Mustard Seed

Move Mountains In Your Home

%d bloggers like this: