Well, I am finally posting pics of the finished product! For those that saw my precious post...sorry it took so long. I had to rush through the process in order to get ready for my son's bday party this past weekend! For those that didn't see the first post...I found this old dresser and mirror on CL for $40. I was looking for a buffet for my dining room. Even though this is antique, mine wasn't in great shape and I decided to paint it. I really wanted to try the chalk paint and so far I am happy with it! I used the plaster of paris recipe. I did have a problem with it getting gritty after the first coat. After that, I tried to mix up a smaller amount with less pop and this seemed to work out better. The color I went with is a light gray color. I also used a toned down version of the wall color for the stencil on the doors and the drawers. I also painted my corner cabinet to match. I'm really happy with the results! I'd love to hear your thoughts, but please be kind! lol!
I didn't sand anything! Including the corner cabinet that was painted with Rustoleum's Gloss dark brown! Just painted right over with the chalk paint! I put several coats of clear wax on the top of the buffet and I am really happy with the results so far! It did dry hard and I have tried to lightly scratch it with my fingernail and it doesn't scratch! Impressive!
Dresser Turned Buffet
Published August 8th, 2013 3:54 PM
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