I can’t believe that I was able to chalk paint TWO pieces of furniture this week! They have been sitting in the house/garage for over a month or two, but I am so happy that they are done!
A few months ago Brent and I were discussing where the Baby was going to go after our room. Since we own a 3 bedroom house (plus a loft) and I really like the idea of having a spare room for company it made sense that the kids would share – doesn’t matter if they are the same sex or not. So because of this I needed to find a dresser that would work for the room (certain dimensions so it would fit between the two cribs and by the window. And well, after a few weeks of searching I found one on Craigslist for $20, and once again the people where only 15 mins away!
I really wanted to be bold and paint the dresser an orange, green or navy blue. But, since we don’t know the gender and I want it to last for more than a year or two; I chickened out and went with an old white.
I was able to do 2 coats one evening after Carter went to bed (I left one hour in between for drying), and then finished the 3rd coat and wax it the following day. Total time spent, 3-1/2 episodes of Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix, just under 3 hrs!
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is amazing!! After doing two projects, each one with 3 coats of paint, I still have HALF the tin of paint and over half the tin of wax.
What will my next project be…..
Once again, Thanks Andrew for the spray paint!!
I did buy 4 new knobs this time around, and used the bottom 4 that it came with and spray painted them the flat black.
Total cost to the project
$20 dresser, $18 knobs, and $25 paint/wax (if you split the $100 that I spent into what I used) = $63