My Shabby Beach Clients Are Back!

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 ~


SAM_4918Before, 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.

SAM_5092I chose these crystal knobs from Hobby Lobby.  They remind me of waves in the ocean.

SAM_5091Side Details…


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!

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  1. Love the shape of this dresser. It certainly was a great find at $20. But you’ve made it priceless with this terrific finish.

    • Thanks Heather! My clients had something come up so I’ll be delivering it tomorrow. Can’t wait to see their faces! HUGS!!! ~ Judy

  2. Nice job, very beachy!!

  3. Love the color and the distressed finish on this dresser.

    • Thanks Donna…you are so sweet! I really appreciate you stopping by for a visit! Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings ~ Judy

  4. Beautifully done Judy. It’s a lovely finish and so perfect for the coastal look. Thank you for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday.

  5. Just popping back to let you know that I’m featuring this post at tomorrow’s Shabbilicious Friday party, so please pop over and pick up your Featured button.

    • WOW…thank you SO, SO much! That’s very sweet of you and I feel honored! You bet I’ll be over to grab a button! Hope you’re having a fabulous week! HUGS!!! ~ Judy

  6. Our dresser is in dire need of love – 25 years old. I have some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in blue – I think it is Greek Blue and after seeing this lovely piece, I am inspired to get going on my dresser, next week, or maybe the week after. No- next week – I promise myself!

    • WHOOHOO…so glad you found inspiration in this piece!!! I’m excited that you are ready to tackle “the old dresser”. I’m sure it will turn out beautiful. You just can’t go wrong with chalk paint!!! HUGS ~ Judy

  7. Jan Kehaulani Lunsford says:

    Aloha from Hawaii! I love how this coastal dresser turned out. But did you use Smokey Mountain Grey? over the white. It looks more on the Blue color, and Smokey Mountain Grey is more on the Grey side. I am hoping to do a dresser with coastal and am using this as my inspiration!

    Mahalo nui loa! and Happy New Year!
    May continued success be yours in 2014!

    Jan Kehaulani Lunsford

    • Hi Jan…thank you so much for your sweet compliments! Yes, it really is Smokey Mountain Grey. Smokey Mountain has blue undertones in comparison to Seattle Mist and Pittsburgh Grey in the CeCe Caldwell line. My clients actually saw a piece tucked back in my garage that I had painted this color and loved it so that’s what I used. I used Vintage White as the base. I’m so glad you were inspired by this piece. I hope your dresser turns out exactly how you envision it! Happy New Year to you too!!! ~ Judy


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