Looking for ways to transform an old wood dresser. Consider a can of chalk paint to add some color and style to an old piece of furniture. Before & After Wood Dresser Makeover!
Before & After Wood Dresser Makeover
Restoring an old Wood Dresser is always a thrill, Sweet Friends. This Wood Dresser is so pretty, but it was very damaged on one side. A can of paint was the solution to a problem dresser that almost became landfill. This Wood Dresser Makeover was done for Blue Line Pizza in Burlingame.
I’m always asked, “Why do you always paint everything?” It really is an easy answer, “Painting old wood furniture preserves the wood.”
There are a few benefits to using Chalk Paint on a Furniture Makeover. Chalk paint can be applied to any surface. There is no priming or sanding need. Chalk paint is also very easy to distress. Try it, you might like it! For this project I used DIY Chalk Paint and A Maker’s Studio Matte Sealer.
I found this wood dresser on Facebook Marketplace and instantly fell in love with it. The price was right for a furniture flip project that I was asked to do from Blue Line Pizza. I loved the piece in wood, but the side of the dresser (which I forgot to take a picture of) was a mess. The wood was peeling and very rough to the touch. You can also see some of the wear and tear it withstood on the front of the dresser.
I really loved the bottom spindle legs and the detailing under the bottom drawer on this dresser. I considered changing out the knobs on the dresser but my client was interested in a different look.
Blue Line Pizza in Burlingame was my client for this project. They had an old dresser they were using as a hostess station, but they needed a new one. I asked the manager’s what color they were looking for and they said Red.
If you’d like to see the dresser I did for Blue Line Pizza in San Carlos you can read about it here.
For this project I used Debi’s Design Diary Chalk Paint in Marquee, because I had some on hand. I do enjoy using the chalk paint because it can be easily distressed without using sand paper or a sander. True Chalk Paint takes about 30 days to completely dry and harden and therefore distressing it with water is super easy.
I finished this dresser with two coats of sealer to ensure a good durable finish. With most chalk paints it is necessary to seal or wax for a finished look.
As you know, I am a Maker Boss with A Maker’s Studio and prefer to use their products. At times, it’s just easier to use paint that you already have. I used the A Maker’s Studio Matte Sealer to finish the dresser.
When I sent a picture off the completed dresser to the manager at Blue Line Pizza in Burlingame, her response was, “I Love It!” I was so excited to deliver it.
Another furniture makeover complete. This project took a couple days and was super easy.
Now go out there and Create Something!