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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Craigslist Dresser Revamp

This is a dresser and night stand set that I purchased off of Craigslist.  It is also my first project using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  This paint is amazing!  No sanding or priming required.  I first sanded the top of the pieces down because I wanted to stain them with Minwax Dark Walnut.  After the tops were sanded, stained and sealed, I painted the rest of the pieces with Annie Sloan "Duck Egg".  The paint goes on very smoothly and dries quickly.  I then lightly distressed with sand paper and then used a combination of clear and dark Annie Sloan waxes.  This was a very easy project and I love the finished products.  What do you think?



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  1. those look fabulous sarah, love the color!

    1. Thank you so much Cassie!! I am a huge fan of your amazing blog!!

  2. I love them! I am in the middle of painting a set of bedroom furniture duck egg and old white mixed together. I love seeing the finished product of someone who knows what they're doing! The pieces look amazing!

    1. Thank you so much Jenny!! I can't wait to see your bedroom set!!

  3. Gorgeous! Love that you stained the tops. The color is awesome. Visiting from Frugal Friday. :)

  4. Love them!!!! I am wanting to get Duck Egg. Pinning this:) Thank you for sharing. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime too:)

    1. Thanks Tammy!! I love this color too. I have to stop myself from painting everything this color!!

  5. Sarah,
    You did a beautiful job. I have used ASCP and love the results. Great find!
    Smiles, Alice

  6. What what a great find. And it looks soooo good painted with chalk paint. :)

  7. great find and great re-do. Can't wait to see your older posts.

    1. Thank you! Just getting this blog started, so not many "older" posts!!

  8. Fabulous! I love the color. I must be the only living blogger who hasn't tried ASCP yet. Clearly, I need to give it a whirl!

    1. Thank you! I love ASCP. I just finished a project that I didn't use it on.... and it reminded me why I love ASCP!!

  9. What a beautiful transformation ! I love the color you chose to use-someday I will have to order ASCP and give it a try:-)

    1. Thank you so much Kathy! The chalk paint is definitely worth the price!!

  10. I think it's beautiful! So glad you linked up!

  11. Welcome to blogging. Glad you found the newbie party. Enjoy and have fun making new friends and mingling.

  12. Beautiful transformations...the pieces look wonderful. I love the ASCP too..looking forward to taking my first class with the ASCP certified painter...

  13. Love, love both pieces! I'm probably the only person in blogland that hasn't tried ASCP. It's so difficult to determine the least for me. Some indicate they are a grey shade and then someone comments about the taupe finish. I have 4 pieces of furniture to paint right now and here I sit, still doubting. :-)

    So glad I found your blog...stopped by from Debbiedoo's. I'm a new follower so will be looking for more guidance about painting furniture.

    Stop by and say hi when you can!


    1. Thank you for your kind comments!! I have only tried Duck Egg, Paris Grey and Old White and I love them all. I really don't think you can go wrong with ASCP!! Good luck!

  14. LOVE this dresser, love the color, It's downright lovely! ;)