Skip to main content

Furniture Flip Friday– Chalk Painted Teal Kling Dresser

This is one of my favorite make-overs so far!  I picked up this beautiful vintage Kling dresser on Craig’s List.  The only scary part was asking hubby to pick it up sight unseen by me!  He just picks up, he has no idea what he is really buying….fortunately, this was a fabulous buy!

I always let my furniture sit for a week or two while I contemplate what color I think will match the look and feel of the dresser.  After two long weeks, I finally decided on a shade of teal. 

It’s funny though, my original plan was to paint an undercoat of green and then put teal over it so when I sanded it, some of the green would show though.  For some reason, this did not work.  When I sanded, the original wood came through.  In hindsight, I think I know what I did wrong and how to correct it the next time.

Plan B – forget about the green and go with the shabby teal look!  One thing I have learned, always have a Plan B!

I used home-made chalk paint and gave it a couple coats of teal.  I then applied a dark stain and before it dried, wiped it off.  I finished with mini-wax paste to give it a polished look. 

I always try to leave the original wood top if it is in good condition.  I just removed the old stain, sanded it down and re-applied the new stain.  I then applied some wipe on poly to the top to help protect it.

I listed this piece on Craig’s List and I had at least ten people that wanted to buy it.  I eventually sold it to a girl that will be using this piece in her new nursery – I think it was meant for her home!

Before and After pics:

Teal Dresser collage

Teal Dresser 027

Teal Dresser 020

It was so hard not to keep it!

Comments

That is beautiful! Fantastic job!!!
Tam said…
Thanks for stopping by Sherry, glad you like it!
This is so gorgeous, My fave color ever! Wish I would have snatched it up for my house. Found your blog over on Someday Crafts and I like what I see! Just started following you, feel free to stop by my little baby blog and if you like what you see, return the favor!
Unknown said…
Lovely! I am all about teal lately. I'd love to have you link this up on my blog hop: http://www.hideousdreadfulstinky.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-1.html
Very nice! Love the color with the top :)

Popular posts from this blog

Upcycled Domino Tile Pendant Necklace

My metals/jewelry making class that I am taking has inspired to create some really cute upcycled/recycled tile art necklaces .  I was at the thrift shop last month and I picked up this tin full of Dora the Explorer domino type pieces.  They were in great shape and made of a nice heavy filled plastic/resin with white on one side and Dora characters on the other side.  I sat them aside until this past weekend when I thought – I need to do something with those cute little pieces.  By nature, I’m a big recycler.  I love taking something old and making it new.  I’ve seen these necklaces all over Etsy so I thought I would give it a try.  So, while hubby was out and about, I plopped down at the kitchen table and began creating. I had already downloaded a few art sheets specifically designed for domino size pieces from Etsy (these sheets are really inexpensive). You don’t have to use these, I just chose to.  Leading up to this project, I had already bought jewelry bales, jump rings, and c

Spring Mantel Nook; Trash to Treasure

I have been jealous of all the cute spring mantels popping up lately.  So last night, I went to the thrift shop and started looking for treasures to turn my mantel into something special. You see, I have more than a mantel, I have a nook …..a deep alcove to house a television.  The problem – I didn’t like the TV being up that high…so, I have a nook. What’s in my nook?  Take a look Tall glass jar – thrift shop.  Eggs that are inside are treasured eggs that the girls made when they were little. Chalkboard plate – just made it today!  I bought the white plate at Target on clearance and used chalk board spray paint. Little picture above the plate – thrift shop! Little dragon fly candle holder – thrift shop. Topiary – something I already owned. White candle stick – it used to be gold and I spray painted it antique white.  It was another thrift shop find. Little clay chick tea light candle holder –you guessed it, thrift shop. All the bottles are thrift sh

Furniture Flip Friday

I was walking through the thrift shop a few weeks ago when I came across this end table for $5.95!  It was solid with no broken pieces.  The inside was in pristine shape.  I snatched it up!  I let it sit in the garage for a few weeks while trying to decide on a color.  What color would sell quickly on Craig’s List?   That’s always a tough one.   I finally decided on light gray since I had some extra lying around. I made some home-made chalk paint and lightly distressed the table after painting.  I stayed with the original hardware by spray painting the pulls in copper.  I also waxed the sides and front and sealed the top since I know this is the area that will get a lot of use and wear. Here is the before picture: And the after: This piece sold within a few weeks on Craig’s List for $50.  Love it when they go quick!