Friday, August 3, 2012

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!

5 comments:

Sherry said...

That is beautiful! Fantastic job!!!

Tam said...

Thanks for stopping by Sherry, glad you like it!

Stacia @featherandsunshine said...

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!

Marigold Haske 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

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Very nice! Love the color with the top :)

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