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On my blog, I’ve shown how I transformed my gorgeous side table with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence. I decided to use the same paint to transform old dresser in the room. This dresser is really old, its one of those furniture pieces someone abandoned in my old college apartment and I kept. I figured it couldn’t get any worse so I might as well paint it and see what happens, and I’m so glad I did.
I removed the drawers and started with the top and sides. I kind of liked the look of the brown front and blue surround but the front was so damaged it needed to be painted. I did leave some pops of brown in the pull outs.
The drawers were lined with the most ugly green contact paper, I decided to rip that out and line the drawers with something cuter. I found this gorgeous gift wrap paper at Marshalls and decided to use it to line the drawers. It was really simple, I simply cut the paper to size, painted the drawer with mod podge (yes I ‘borrowed’ one of the twincesses’ paint brushes, don’t judge me) and put the giftwrap in being careful to press out any air bubbles as I went. I even did this with the side of the drawers as well.
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  • Sharon Petner
    Sharon Petner New York, NY
    on Feb 9, 2017

    Very pretty! Love the gift wrap details! Im going to update my bureau now with red paint and pretty red Poppies wrapping paper! Thank you for the info :-)

  • Linda
    Linda Olympia, WA
    on Feb 9, 2017

    Why did you use flat paint. This is a classic dresser. It is worth so much more if you don't paint it, but flat paint is so much harder to keep looking clean. LMc

    • Keitha The Bajan Texan
      Keitha The Bajan Texan Houston, TX
      on Feb 9, 2017

      Hey Linda! I used chalk paint and its very easy to keep clean, no issues so far and its been 3 years :)

  • Linda
    Linda Olympia, WA
    on Feb 9, 2017

    I would do it like the other comment said. I would paint it shinny black with poppy or another bright red flower inside the drawers. If you cover the outside of the drawers it makes it look handmade.

  • Brenda  S.
    Brenda S. North Brunswick, NJ
    on Feb 9, 2017

    Awesome transformation! Love the color!

  • Doris Jean Miller
    Doris Jean Miller Skiatook, OK
    on Feb 20, 2017

    Cool ....Beautiful mid century chest of drawers..I love wood so I would have used my Special Wood Cleaner and your trick for lining the drawers. If you like natural wood and don't want to refinish you can use Finish Rejuvenator. Www.the victorianhouseproducts.com

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