Grandma’s Dresser gets an Update with Behr Paint

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Behr. All opinions of this awesome paint are 100% mine.

Hey there, awesome Friends! I have a sweet super summery makeover for y’all today. The most exciting thing for me about this makeover is that I am collaborating with Behr on this one! They actually paid me to use their paint that you all know I already love! I use it in my DIY chalk paint recipe that you can find HERE. Is that the best gig ever or what??

The furniture piece I chose for this one was one of my hubby’s grandmother’s dressers we acquired last Fall:

It was just a simple wood dresser, but these simple pieces can be a lot of fun to play around with.

I decided to bust out one of my favorite new-to-me Behr paint colors, Sunken Pool again. You may remember I just used it on the drawers of the bedside table I shared last week that Jack helped me rescue.

You are really supposed to head on over to the Behr site to see what I did to update it, but they left out a picture of my favorite part…the drawers!

So here’s a sneaky peek:

How cute and cottagey is that fabric?? (I found it at Hobby Lobby.)

Head over to and see the whole shebang HERE! It’s a cutie!

I’ll be back on Thursday with an exciting announcement!! 😀



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  1. Mary Kaiser says

    Love it, the glass knobs are my favorite. I use them all the time when I redo furniture. I love Behr paint also. When I bought my house I repainted the whole first floor all in Behr. I love the sunken pool color, I might have to do some repainting soon. Grandma would be so proud of you for the make over, it is beautiful!

    • Thank you so much, Mary! I do love some glass knobs as well. I think Grandma would have approved! XOXO

  2. Christina in FL says

    Christy, this is a fabulous makeover! Like you, I adore Behr paint and use it both as a chalk paint and …er… straight. 🙂 Love the colors and the stripes are fabulous.
    Of course the fabric really makes the drawers and your new hardware choice is stunning on this beauty.
    Yay for Behr noticing how much you love their paint. 🙂 Thanks Behr for sharing this also. 🙂
    ~ Christina in FL

    • Thank you, Christina! I love Behr paint as well as you know, so I was super excited to have the opportunity to work with them! XOXO

  3. Jamie Kennemer says

    Love Love the stripes! Beautiful makeover!!! Fabric is super yummy!!! Grandma must be proud!! ❤️❤️

    • Thank you, Jamie! Isn’t that fabric the sweetest?? I think Grandma would love it! XOXO

  4. Beautiful update! I love your color choices and also the surprise striped sides.

  5. Beautiful! I love the colors. And you’re right, the drawers are one of the best parts. : ) Lovely job here Christy!

    • Thank you, Becky! I was bummed they didn’t use any photos of the drawers, but that gave me an excuse to share one of the prettiest pictures in my own post! XOXO

  6. Marcie Lovett says

    That is adorable, Christy! The stripes, the fabric, the knobs – just wonderful.

    When you fill holes in drawers to change the hardware, do you usually paint the insides or do something else to camouflage the fix?

    • Thanks, Marcie!! I don’t usually do anything to camouflage where the old holes were on the inside of the drawers. You would have to really lean in and to look at the back side to see where they were, so I don’t worry about it. 🙂

  7. Love the dresser and so glad to see the inside of the drawers…so pretty. Can you share your source for the drawer pulls please? Thanks!

  8. Kathy E. says

    Love those drawer linings! The pattern is just a sweet, unexpected pop of happy! The dresser now has a whole new life, thanks to you!

    • Thank you, Kathy! I feel the same way about the fabric…it just makes my smile! XOXO

  9. Susan W. says

    Hi Christie, I love your dresser make over! Beautiful choices of color and fabric! I do have a question- Why do you use calcium carbonate instead of plaster of paris? Is it the same thing?
    Does one work better then the other?
    Thanks in advance!

  10. The link for this takes to me to a “we’re sorry, we cannot locate the page you were looking for….”

  11. As always, you amaze me! I love the strips and drawer bottoms. We love blues in our house and I’m dying to paint something in this blue!

  12. Love the new designer stories link.

    • Thank you, Ange! It was exciting for me to get to work with Behr on a project! 🙂

  13. Christy! That fabric is so cute – love it. I tried the link you provided but though your cute picture popped up for a second it quickly disappeared and “page not found” came up instead. Sad face. I will check later to see if I can view your lovely work then.

  14. Love what I see so far – that paper is beautiful! Pressed the link but it immediately defaults to Page Not Found on the Behr website????

    • Thanks, Marie! That’s a fabric I found at Hobby Lobby…isn’t it the cutest?? I’m sorry the link is giving you trouble. It’s working on my end so I don’t know what’s up with it. Here it is directly if you’d like to see the whole after: Hope that works better for you, my friend! XOXO

      • It kicked me out again because I’m Canadian so I changed my location to USA and it worked. Beautiful makeover with your signature stripes and pretty eye candy knobs! The fabric lined drawers is a beautiful unexpected surprise. Oh how I wish thee had a Hobby Lobby in Canada.

        • Oh ok that’s weird! Glad you figured it out…I had a couple of other readers that had issues as well, and I bet it was the same issue for them. Thank you! I wish you had a HL too! We just got ours a couple of years ago and I don’t know what I’d do without it now! XOXO

  15. The whole shebang is awesome Christy. Love the stripes (those 2 colors compliment each other beautifully!) and your fabric/drawer liners are perrrrfect! x

  16. Hi Christy!
    So Nice to see such a pretty piece! It’s just lovely! Your attention to detail is always amazing!
    I’m going to Hobby Lobby now to see if I can find a perfect fabric for the project I’m working on after seeing your beautiful piece! Thanks for the inspiration!!

    • Thank you, Jan! I appreciate that! 🙂 Hobby Lobby has so many cute fabrics…I can almost always find what I’m looking for there! XOXO

  17. Very fabulous Christy, I especially love the parallel hardware pulls on the top drawer

  18. Oh wow!! I had the dresser to this chest and I love your new look! That old orange has go to do. Peek-a-boo drawers are always a win. It’s beautiful, Christy!

  19. Julie Briones says

    Beautiful, Christy. I *do* love the hardware you used, but also LOVE wooden knobs. I assume you are keeping them for some future project. They look like they are in really good shape!
    Looking forward to the announcement!

    • Thanks, Julie! I did keep those knobs…I love how big they are. I thought they would be cute if I added numbers to them? They’ll make their appearance again, I promise! 🙂

  20. SO pretty Christy!! The drawers are perfect in every way! xo

    • Thanks! The drawers were my favorite part! Hobby Lobby for the win on that one ha ha! XOXO

  21. Grey Furniture says

    I like the makeover and Behr paint. Glass knobs are very adorable.

  22. This chest is adorable and makes me want to start painting now. I am painting my bedroom in a gray blue. My paint is Valspar Reserve in an eggshell finish. I want to paint the inner part of a trayed ceiling with the same color but I have been told by painters on a ceiling it will show paint streaks from the roller. Can I make a chalk paint from the eggshell paint to do the ceiling with since that would make it very flat thus concealing the roller streaks? Usually, ceiling paint is flatter than flat wall paint according to the paint store. I started on this today and need to move forward fast cuz my BR is torn apart. No place to sleep

    • Thanks, Cheryl! I don’t know that the sheen of the paint would change by adding the calcium carbonate? I agree with using a flat on the ceiling as it hides any flaws and visually allows the ceiling to “disappear”. I would consider buying flat paint. Good luck! 🙂

  23. Christy , pretty chest. I love painting these.

    I have 2 questions: when using the Behr paint did you use as is or mix it to make chalk paint and secondly what topcoat do you use when painting with Behr paints.

    Thank You

  24. It looks great. It made me giggle a bit that they included the text about the fun fabric in the drawers but didn’t show it 🙂 I’m glad I know where to look to see everything!

    • Thank you, Rachel! Wasn’t that funny? I told them about it, but they never fixed it…oh well. At least I was able to still share it. 🙂 XO