Hi There Here's how you can get the most out of your home & garden social network: Go home

Aqua Distressed Chalkpainted Dresser

Dresser Ideas 11.25.14
I got this big, beat up, smelly dresser off of craigslist. I cleaned it up, painted it with aqua DIY chalkpaint, distressed it, repainted the hardware and coated it in AS clear wax. A couple bought it for their master bedroom.

To see more: http://www.restorationredoux.com/?p=1776

21 Comments | Add a Comment Displaying 15 of 21 comments | See Previous
  • Kate F
    Kate F New Britain, CT
    It's amazing what paint can do. I was drawn to this for the color as well. I have been trying to incorporate bits of turquoise into my home. I have a lot of family items and I'm trying to create a balance between vintage pieces and an updated look
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Jeanette S
    Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
    Great job! This looks like it is from the 60-80 era where so much dark ugly stuff was produced! (I have a piece I want to paint...but when???).
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Mary D
    Mary D Rock Hill, SC
    Love it! I have seen a nice blue as well painted from chaulk paint. I was told (haven't had time to look) that Lowes or Home Depot don't carry it. Where do you buy the paint then? Thanks!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Shanna Gilbert
    Shanna Gilbert Wichita, KS
    The only brand of chalk paint that I have used is Annie Sloan. It is great stuff but it is not cheap. You have to get it a specialty stores or you can order it online. I would just google Annie Sloan and your city name. I usually just make my own
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Kate F
    Kate F New Britain, CT
    I've never used chalk paint. What is the benefit of chalk paint versus latex in a flat finish?
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Shanna Gilbert
    Shanna Gilbert Wichita, KS
    Kate, the reason I use chalkpaint is that it adheres to anything. You don't have to sand which I hate. I also am not a huge fan of poly, and when you use chalkpaint you use a wax to seal it instead of a poly.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Jacque & Matt @ theDIYvillage.com
    The color is beautiful, I am so glad to see you making over an old piece that so many would just throw away.
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Jessi @ Practically Functional
    What a fun color! I hear great things about chalk paint and really want to try it out!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Carrie MakingLemonade
    Carrie MakingLemonade Blue Bell, PA
    Thanks for showing me what aqua chalkpaint looks like, I've been contemplating it for a project because it's such a bold and fun color. Way to transform something old into something fab!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered
    Beautiful color!! I love the distressing, great job!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • House on the Way - Leslie
    What a great transformation!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna
    Gorgeous colour! This piece not only makes an amazing statement... check out all that storage! Swoon...
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Town and Country Living
    Great color choice!
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Tina @ Repurposed Life
    Love it!! Just a gorgeous transformation:)
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
  • Marty's Musings
    Marty's Musings Greensboro, NC
    I am completely on an aqua kick right now and love this dresser. Beat up and smelly. Love it! Visiting from blogtalk
    This comment has been reported and is under admin review.
    This comment was hidden for violating Hometalk's guidelines.
Shanna Gilbert

Posts You May Like

Continue browsing
Feedback