I have had this dresser for six months or more now...
and I have had many debates with myself as to what to do with it!
I finally had a brainwave!!
I had some plaster hidden away that I bought when we were on holidays so I could make my own chalk paint. I'd forgotten about it!
So that's what I did, and now...
this piece is a show stopper!!
And the whole thing was finished in a day - including drying time!! That's only one of the bonuses of chalk paint!!
So what is chalk paint?
It's a paint for furniture that is bordering on being a phenomenon in the DIY world.
It's major bonus is that it pretty much sticks to anything - which means.........no prep work!!
Just make sure your piece is clean and dry and you're good to go.
It also distresses easily and dries super quick, which is how I could finish this in one day.
Have you got a piece of furniture at home that needs an update?
You can totally do it!! It's a perfect weekend project.
Here's how -
You just paint it on with a brush, this dresser was two coats with enough left to do another piece!
I used a sample pot of paint (make sure it's water based) and got my plaster from spotlight.
I used two old containers - one I added in the hot water then sprinkled in the same amount of plaster - the other I measured out 3 parts paint then added the mixed plaster/water to that.
I just painted straight from that container.
Allow it to dry in between coats, which won't take long, then grab your sander and distress away!
I also seal all my pieces for longevity and also it really finishes off the look.
For this one, I mixed beeswax with a brown carnauba wax.
I didn't distress the other piece I did, but have decided that I love the DIY chalk paint for a distressed piece, but if you want a super smooth and even result, I'd stick to my paint sprayer.
Simply because there are no brush strokes.
I love this dresser and am so happy with the result!!! I will definitely use chalk paint again!!
If you want to give it a try, you know I'm here for you!!
If you have any questions or need advice- just shoot me an email and I'm only too happy to help!!
Go for it!!