At some point, I had the idea of repainting our dresser and using it in our daughter’s nursery. Our dresser was handed down to me and it has been well-used by us these past 10 years. While the large size of the dresser may be a bit unconventional for a nursery, I love that I can store lots of clothing, diapers and wipes in it and that it is wide enough for me to use as a changing table.
Dixie Belle Paint Dresser Makeover
So the first thing I did, before tackling this project, was ask my friends on Facebook what chalk paint brands they recommend, if they had any tips and just how hard this project would in fact be. I don’t have a ton of free time so I was worried this project was going to be more than I bargained for!
Then, my friend Kim from Cocoon Vintage Studio messaged me and said that she would come to my house and help me paint my dresser. And, she introduced me to her favorite brand of Chalk Paint, Dixie Belle Paint Company.
I told Kim I wanted to paint my dresser white and she came to my house armed with all of the painting supplies including Dixie Belle Fluff Paint (that is the color white I wanted).
To prepare for this painting adventure, I had to do two things that took a total of 5 minutes. I had to clean my dresser with soap and water and then I had to remove the knobs. Easy Peasy.
Originally I was going to move my dresser to my garage to paint it. But when I learned the paint was non toxic and no VOC's, I decided instead to move it to a large open space in our living room. My husband has painting tarps so we placed the dresser on a tarp.
When my friend arrived, I drilled her again making sure we didn’t need to sand the dresser prior to painting.
She reassured me we didn’t need to and within a few minutes we were painting. So, one thing I did learn – the lighter the paint color, the more coats you will need to paint. So, be prepared – if you choose a light color like white, you will have to do multiple coats.
I never would have predicted this outcome but remember, I am not a DIY person.We painted using a regular painter’s paint brush. We watered the chalk paint down with a spray bottle with water occasionally spraying our paint brushes.
Let me tell you, I am in awe of how easy this project was!
For two people, it took us 3 hours to tackle this project. And it would have gone much quicker if I chose a darker color. I’m also amazed by how far the paint went. I barely used any paint and I had 32 oz containers which would cover LOTS of furniture.
- Dixie belle chalk paint
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Published June 5th, 2017 3:59 PM