Hello and happy Friday friends! I got hit with a super icky cold this week which has been SO not fun. I hope to get some good rest in this weekend and finally kick this nasty thing!
When I shared our Master Bedroom Makeover with you all last November I promised that I would share the tutorials for the many DIYs that went into this room. I just never promised when haha. It's taken a few months but today I am finally sharing the last one which is our dresser makeover!
Supplies Used: (Affiliate links may be provided for convenience. For more info, see my full disclosure here.)
- Orbital Sander
- Medium Grit Sandpaper
- My DIY Chalk Paint
- Small Foam Roller
- Paint Brush
- Painter's Tape
- Garbage bag
- Chalky Spraypaint by Krylon
- Chalky Clear Sealing Wax
I used to just hand sand anything I painted because most of my projects prior to this have been small. But since this dresser is pretty big I decided to break down and finally buy an electric sander. And I must admit that after using this gem I won't ever go back to hand sanding furniture again!
I got this one by Black and Decker and I was pleasantly surprised at how well it works despite the low price! It took a task that I used to find daunting into something that gets done quickly and easily.
This is what it looked like after I sanded it down. I was still trying to get used to using my new sander so I missed a few spots but it was okay since I was going to be using chalk paint and distressing it.Here is what the dresser looked like after the first coat. I used my small foam roller on the larger areas and then went back with a brush on the tighter spots that the roller couldn't reach.
I talked about how I made my DIY Chalk Paint awhile back. I simply mix up:
- 1 cup latex paint
- 2.5 Tablespoons Plaster of Paris
- 1 Tablespoon water
(see that drip??! Don't worry I got it after taking this picture haha)
I ended up doing a total of 3 coats. This is how the drawers looked after the third coat.
I lightly hand sanded with some medium grid sandpaper between coats to get a smooth finish.
The detachable mirror has a really pretty but intricate design at the top and since getting in all of those little spots would be annoying with a brush, I decided to spray paint it. I used painter's tape to attach a garbage bag to the mirror. This prevented most of the paint from hitting the mirror and in the few spots that it did I was able to wipe away with some acetone.
I first just used some flat white spray paint but it didn't match the dresser like I had hoped. Then I found this Chalky Spraypaint by Krylon and it was perfect!
After my paint had dried I went back with the sandpaper and distressed both the dresser and the drawers which is definitely the most fun part!
And finally I gave everything a coat of my favorite wax--Chalky Clear Sealing Wax which both protects it and gives it the perfect amount of sheen.
This is how it turned out!
I am really glad that I decided to distress it. It gives it such nice character and really helps achieve the farmhouse feel I was going for in this room.
And it is absolutely amazing how much bigger the room feels!
I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Thanks for stopping by today :)
Linking up to these awesome parties.