Hey there amazing Friends, and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!!
Ya’ll know I love this day…not only am I sharing a much-needed makeover, but I get to do it with five of my favorite treasure-maker friends! I can’t wait to see what they transformed. Be sure to look for links to their projects at the bottom of this post!
Today’s project was in desperate need of some TLC:
I picked this up at the thrift store for $25, hoping I could love it back to life.
And that is just what I did, with paint of course:
Funny story…I decided to go to Hobby Lobby and pick out new pulls in hopes of inspiring an idea for this makeover. I always look at these beauties every time I stop in, wishing I had a project to use them on, so I decided this was the one.
Aren’t they perty?
Well when I got home and pulled out my paint deck to find a paint to match, I found the perfect color to go with them:
Wind Speed by Behr. What are the chances that I would just happen to have a half gallon of this beautiful soft blue in my garage?
This is the color I used in the boys’ bathroom!
See that makeover HERE if you missed it.
How cool is that??
It was perfect!
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One minor detail though…the paint I purchased for the boys’ bathroom was in a satin finish, and to make DIY chalk paint (recipe with video HERE), I usually use flat paint. I have had several inquiries as to whether you can use another finish other than flat to mix DIY chalk paint. This was the perfect chance to give it a try…
I am happy to report that it worked just fine!
I actually started this makeover by sanding the top. Here is what it looked like before:
My rotary sander and about six minutes later, it looked better already:
I started with 100 grit, then 220 grit.
Visit my complete tutorial for chalk painting furniture HERE.
Then I sanded lightly here and there with 220 grit sandpaper, and sealed with Annie Sloan’s Clear Soft Wax.
The top came out really nicely.
There’s a good reason that clamps made it into my Top 10 Essential Tools for the Workshop list!
The inside of top drawer was the worst:
This was AFTER a good wipe down. That red spot is where a warhead candy had melted. I decided to stain the sides of the drawers as well to make them look better. I used my Minwax staining cloths in Walnut. They sometimes go on kind of opaque, so I used a rag to wipe off the excess.
I didn’t get a before of the sides, but trust me…they look much better now!
I considered painting the sides, but with this dresser having so many issues to begin with, I didn’t want sticking drawers to be another!
I primed the bottoms of the drawers with leftover primer from my bathroom cabinets:
I have had stain and whatever else bleed through my fabric before, plus I wanted a nice white backdrop for my fabric…
How pretty is that? I found this at JoAnn Fabrics. I love this pop of fun color when you open the drawers!
You can see exactly how I line my drawers with fabric in the video below:
Don’t forget to visit my friends’ makeovers too!
Looking for even more makeover inspiration? Visit all my Trash-to-Treasure makeovers in one place HERE!
I hope to see some of you this afternoon…if not have a happy Valentine’s Day and I’ll meet you back here on Thursday! I’ll be sharing what I did with this little lamp:
UPDATE: Check out how this lamp got a coastal-inspired update HERE now!
Have a great day! 🙂
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