Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to the rescue!
The Ikea three-drawer dresser we had, the Aneboda, was discontinued about a year ago. But oh, did we get lots of use from two dressers and one tall five drawer dresser. Years and years. We still had one which lives in our guest room and is in beautiful shape. Not a thing wrong with it and still very solid. But the time had come (was overdue?) for a paint job. And new hardware.
The finished product:
This from an old catalog image:
And this, in situ, almost ready for the transformation to begin:
Oh, those wooden “handles”…why, oh why, didn’t I change them out years ago?
I used “Napoleonic Blue.”
The first coat of this paint is always kind of “iffy” as it looks just awful. AWFUL. Streaky. Thin. No coverage. If you’ve never used this kind of paint…well, just be patient. Wait a few hours; let this first coat dry thoroughly, and wait until you see the second coat!
Here, the lighting is terrible as I took […]