Cottage-Style Dresser Chalk Paint Makeover

My original chalk painted dresser was intended for use in my new Richmond bedroom.  My daughter loved it so much that we went out in search of something similar for her room. In our very first stop at our local Goodwill, she and I came across this cottage-style dresser.  Not the French-Provincial we’d had in mind, but for $15, this was a deal we could not pass up!

The drawers were bigger than the French dresser, so I decided that I would keep this one for me and my daughter could have the first one she had been admiring.

Since I had chosen the paint color based on my bedroom, I decided this new dresser would also be Annie Sloan’s Paris Gray.  And, as luck would have it, I still had plenty paint left from the quart I had purchased.


The drawers drying in the sun.
Waxing the paint after it dried. The color darkens slightly after waxing.
Sanding a little after waxing brings a nice texture from the brush strokes.
The knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby were a little too long,
so I enlisted Hubs to trim them.
I did just a little distressing along the leaf pattern.
Here is the finished product!
The knobs I purchased at Hobby Lobby.
I chose one with a leaf pattern to match the dresser’s original detail.
…and mixed it up with a flower ceramic knob.
Kind of digging it, if I do say so myself!

Have you used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?  What tips do you have for our readers?

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6 thoughts on “Cottage-Style Dresser Chalk Paint Makeover

  1. This is from the crew at Robyn Story Designs. We had so much fun meeting you yesterday. I can't believe what you've done in one day, it looks awesome!! I'm so glad you found us and we are now a follower on your blog! Keep the pics coming, we all love to see the before and afters. We'll see you the next time you come in to buy your Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!


  2. Hey Yvette…what a great dresser re-do! I love finding things at Goodwill and re-vamping them…I have some projects coming up in some blogposts like that. Thanks for linking up your dresser, I'm so glad you did…very cute!
    My Cottage Charm


  3. Both your dressers turned out so beautiful! I just tried using the paint recently (Old White). I painted outside on a warm day and it dried really super fast – too fast for me. So I won't paint outdoors until it cools again in the fall.
    Love the Paris Gray you used.


  4. Hey Girls! We loved BOTH of your furniture refinishes, that you linked up with us, so we are featuring both of them tomorrow (Tuesday) at our blog! Thanks for linking it up & sharing it with us and our readers at Our House Of Joyful Noise! Join us every Tuesday if you can!


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