DIY Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover

DIY Chalk Painted Dresser Makeover

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There seems to be one thing on my mind lately ... and one focus on the blog. House updates. I promise I'll get back to sharing other things soon, but for today, I wanted to share this SUPER EASY dresser makeover. 

When we bought the house last fall, we (mostly me) agreed that one of the spare bedrooms should be turned into a closet. As in, the entire room is used as a closet. It actually wasn't as hard of a sell as I thought it would be. Rich uses the closets downstairs in the master bedroom, so I am using an entire room as a closet upstairs. It's taking some time to pull together because I'm trying to do it all on a budget. 

So one of my first budget-friendly finds was this dresser  I found on a Facebook yard sale site for $40. I knew it would need some updates and new drawer pulls, but it was the perfect size and height for the space in the room. 



The dresser was painted in a light blue color had a bit of a glittery feel to it and that felt a bit adolescent to me. The easiest way to update the dresser was using chalk paint. I had never used chalk paint before but decided to try the Rustoleum's Chalk Paint because it was so cost friendly. I thought why not give it a try! 

If you look at the top two drawers, you will see that there are holes for two pull out handles. These handles were an awkward size and I decided I wanted to update the dresser anyway so I caulked the holes with nail hole filler. 


The nail hole filler applies in a pink color and then it dries white. Once it dried it's easy to sand down to be even with the drawer. You can't even tell there was ever even a hole! 


We moved the dresser out on the patio so I could lightly sand over the top and the sides. It's not required, but there were a few spots I wanted to make sure were even from the previous paint job. Once sanded, I wiped off any dust from sanding and it was time to start! 


I used the Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint in Linen White. Once the paint was dried, I gave the dresser two coats with the Chalked Protective top coat in Matte Clear


Here's what the Linen White looks like when you open the can. It is in fact, white. 


 

The dresser and the drawers were given two coats of the Linen White Chalk Paint. Once dried, then two coats of the protective top coat. The top coat looks like watered down milk but goes on clear. It also dries clear but just provides a bit of shine to the painted dresser. 


And, ta-dah! 

I added new hardware, a larger lamp, and the closet room is now nicely pulling together! It's amazing how easy the Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint was in transforming this once blue dresser to a bright, clean white. 

Find the Rust-Oleum Chalked Ultra Matte Paint here

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27 comments

  1. What a neat idea! I would've given the blue dresser a look and totally passed on it. Also, where did you get the "Be Amazing" print? It's super cute!

    Hannah

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    1. I got it at Hobby Lobby I'm sure 50% off!

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  2. Wait whaaaaaat. What a great transformation! I have always wanted to do this to the old furniture I have now but I am afraid I'll mess it all up. You did a fantastic job!!

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    1. It's SO easy! And, chalk paint is quick. I felt too overwhelmed to do anything else.

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  3. Wow, that's an amazing transformation! I love how it made it look so new!!

    http://thesophiadiaries.com/howto/how-to-accept-and-embrace-change

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  4. This looks beautiful! I too have a closet bedroom and it's pretty nice :)

    xoxo, SS


    www.SouthernAndStyle.com

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  5. This turned out great!! I hope you'll share more as you do more DIYs :)

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  6. Girrrrl. Can you come redo my furniture? I can't believe you DIY'ed this. It turned out amazing!

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  7. This dresser turned out great! I love finding old/ugly pieces of furniture and just repainting them to make them beautiful again. I bet you saved a ton of money over buying a new dresser!

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    1. I think it ended up costing around $60 total? I mean, there's no way I could afford a new one for that!

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    2. I think it ended up costing around $60 total? I mean, there's no way I could afford a new one for that!

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  8. This turned out amazing! I love taking pieces of furniture and giving them new life-- I just wish I had more time to do so.

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  9. Wow you did such a good job! I love how it turned out.

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  10. I needed this DIY! I have a dresser I need to cover some extra drawer pull holes on and I never thought of spackle-ing them!

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  11. The dresser looks so good! I had a closet room in my last apartment and it was the best!

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  12. I love using chalk paint to redo furniture it is just so easy and it has such a gorgeous finish!

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  13. Wow, you go girl! I wouldn't have the patience to take on a project like that! It looks fantastic!

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  14. I love the result!! It looks so good. You did an awesome job.

    xx, Melissa
    https://elephantontheroad.com

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  15. It looks so nice! I totally plan on DIYing stuff for my next place.

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  16. This looks great! I love the white!

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  17. Wow, what a transformation! I wish I had the time and space to do DIYs but lately not so much!

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  18. OMG I love the transformation!!! I'm so impatient I never try projects like this, but I really need to start!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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  19. What a gorgeous transformation! If there wasn't a before photo, I would have had no idea that you had to fill a hole on the top drawers. It looks SO good! Come give all of my furniture a makeover ;)

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

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  20. Wow! This is so cute! You are so crafty!!

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  21. It looks amazing! I am looking to chalk paint the vanity in our bathroom and can't wait to see how it comes out!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

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