I have had these 2 pieces of furniture since 2005. My mother passed away and we cleared out the house. The large dresser was kind of beat up and hanging out in my parent's basement. The top piece was in the master bedroom and clearly missing a bottom half.
This top piece was rescued from my great aunt's house many years ago. My mother and I went out there after she passed away and her nieces and nephews were picking things they wanted to keep. My mom spied this cabinet and the top board. They were in separate rooms but my mom thought they went together and grabbed them. They were in HORRIBLE condition. With the help of a handy neighbor, my mother fixed it up to look like this…
Then, as you know, I have been experimenting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and felt that these were the perfect pieces to get a makeover.
I am just loving this!
Hutch and Dresser Paint--Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Provence, 3 coats
Wax--Annie Sloan Clear Wax, 1 coat and Annie Sloan Dark Wax, 1 coat
Shelf Paint--Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey, 2 coats
Wall Paper--This design in Dark Grey/Light Grey from Chasing Paper
I'm not going to tell you this was easy. It was time consuming to do all the coats of paint, let them dry and getting the wallpaper in straight was a whole other kind of challenge. Good thing it was reposition able!
I thought about my mom the whole time I was doing this project and kept wondering if she would approve. Now that it is finished, I think my mom would love it as much as I do!
I'll post another photo once I get my collection of pretty white objects in there! Teresa