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:
It was so hard not to keep it!