I thought it was U-G-L-Y. He got it at an auction, so it was relatively inexpensive, compared to buying a new one.
There were broken knobs and it wasn’t to appealing to my daughter to want to use, so I decided it repaint it using chalk paint.
Chalk paint can be super expensive, so we made our own.
We used paint and Sheetrock and water together to make the chalk paint.
What you’ll need:
sheet rock joint compound
coarse sand paper
Begin by removing any hardware on the piece of furniture and set aside if you are going to use it again, we bought new.
Wipe the furniture down to remove any dirt.
Take your cup (we used a red solo cup type cup) and fill 1/2 way with paint, add about 1/2 cup sheetrock and mix. Add water until you get the consistency of pancake batter and there are now lumps.
Apply the paint onto the furniture. It does not have to be perfectly painted, but the item should be covered so you cannot see the previous color.
Allow the paint to dry overnight. If desired, put another coat of paint on. For our project we used a cream color on the dresser and pink color on the drawers.
To make marks like it has been scuffed up and old, take the sand paper and brush it against the paint in random patterns to expose the old surface.
Rub wax onto the furniture to seal the piece. We applied two coats, allowing to dry in between.
Apply your hardware back onto the furniture or replace with new that fits the personality of your project.
On the side of our dresser, I applied hooks, to give my daughter extra hanging options in her room.
She was thrilled with how her dresser turned out.
This wasn’t super hard to do, just took a little time because of drying.