Chalk Painted Chest Of Drawers


August 18, 2015 by Terry

1A few weeks ago my husband had brought home a few pieces for me to “save”.  One of them was the Potting Bench and the other was this…

Color Blocked Chalk Painted Before PicI couldn’t tell exactly what it was … was it an oversized nightstand?  Like maybe what you’d find between the beds in a hotel room?  It really wasn’t a “dresser” dresser.  It was too small to be a dresser but too big to really be classed as a nightstand.  Anyhoo… it was ugly!

I started off by removing all the hardware and tearing out the fake brass rods on each side of the drawers.

There are actually only 3 drawers here.  I filled in all of the holes with wood filler as well as the horizontal groove in the middle of the two top drawers.

After the wood filler was dry and set I sanded it smooth and started to painting.  I decided to use chalk paint for this project. I have been using alot of Milk paint lately and felt the need for a change. I bought a few of the sample jars of the American Chalk Paint Co. and also used some that I already had. After sanding the whole piece smooth I finished it off with a generous coat of clear wax.

16I had found these sweet little pulls and was just dying to put them on something.  I think this was the perfect fun little piece to use them on!93I distressed the edges of the piece to match the distressed paint on the hardware

102472I think this little lamp is so sweet.  I was at a garage sale the other day and the lady having the sale insisted I just take it.  I’m glad I did.  It is so cute and makes a great prop!


2316Hope you’re having a great day!  If you’d like to see this piece in person it has been taken to my booth :0)



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17 thoughts on “Chalk Painted Chest Of Drawers

  1. That is such a great piece and palette! Love it!


  2. That is stellar and I love the whimsey of the drawers colours and pulls. So my style. So cute!!


  3. Quandie says:

    What a great save! I have those drawer pulls too, and haven’t been able to figure out what to put them on yet (except one cabinet in my photo cottage). They were perfect for your piece!


    • Terry says:

      Thank you Quandie! There are so many unique and pretty pulls out there but it’s hard to match them up to the right piece sometimes! I think I’m a bit of a hardware hoarder! Ha!
      I hope you will join in on tonight’s party!


  4. Deb Foglia says:

    This is beautiful! I love the hardware on here and how well this looks with the wall color behind it! Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Circle Link Party


  5. Oh my goodness Terry do you have me swooning over this stunning makeover. Everything about it is gorgeous from the style of the chest of drawers, to the soft muted paint colors, to those fabulous knobs! I’m featuring it this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party!


    • Terry says:

      Oh Thank you for such sweet compliments Marie! It didn’t take long for this one to leave my booth! It’s one of my favorites! I’m honored to be featured this week! Thank you!


  6. […] Marie’s favorite this week is the chalk painted chest of drawers. […]


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  8. Wow! From ugly duckling to beautiful swan! Those pulls are just perfect, too. Great job!


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