Remember my clients who love everything shabby beach inspired? Well, I’m here to show you today what they recently brought me to redo. They were so excited to send us a photo of this solid wood dresser they recently found at a garage sale for just $20. A few days later it was sitting on our door step for it’s makeover. I always have several projects in the works piled high in my garage, so while we were talking Chris noticed a coffee and two end tables I had painted in CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk Paint Smoky Mountain Gray. He asked me to paint the dresser in the same color. Here’s all the details ~
Before, it was missing it’s top two pulls.
After a good cleaning and all the pulls had been removed, I painted a coat of Vintage White over the entire piece. I had to work in stages due to the extreme hot weather now.
Next, I brushed on a coat of Smoky Mountain then distressed it with a damp cloth exposing some of the white. It looked very pretty and my husband said; “don’t do anymore, leave it as is.” I know my clients, they would want me to still take a power sander to it. So I told Dave to text them a photo and see what they thought. Sure enough, we got a quick response saying it was too clean…must distress with a sander! Aww…Dave had to admit I was right. That was sooooo hard for him as I was laughing!!! So out came the power sander and I LOVE the results.
I chose these crystal knobs from Hobby Lobby. They remind me of waves in the ocean.
We are delivering this beauty to them today and we’re going to help them with some other decorating needs. I’m hoping to take some photos of all the pieces they have had me paint for them. So fun!!!
I’ll be posting another beauty tomorrow. See you then!