Quarantine Upcycle Challenge: Dresser Makeover
This month we will each show you something we have given a makeover. We each took something we already had (pre-quarantine) and are giving it a new look.
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Here is a before shot of the dresser that I found on marketplace for $35 back before COVID hit. I am redoing my grandsons room and needed a place to store his clothes and a few of his toys.
I honestly search marketplace several times a week, but I typically miss the good stuff. This one was listed with my Buffett so I was able to get both pieces for $70!
If you can find real wood pieces for those prices that’s a great buy in my book!
We also found him a daybed on amazon that is super affordable (I’ll show y’all the final room once we get a mattress and bedding).
You can check out the bed here.
The thing I usually hate most is sanding. First I remove all of the hardware and clean the furniture with either diluted bleach or a soapy rag.
I knew my plan for the dresser was to use chalk paint so thank God there wasn’t much sanding to do! I just lightly sanded any rough spots and corners.
Here is a link to my favorite sander! It’s a palm sander and is so easy to use (and is less that $60 🙌🏽). You can also find the chalk paint that I used by clicking HERE. Chalk paint is by far the easiest paint to use in my none expert opinion! It will cover almost anything.
CRACKLE / CHIPPY
After I lightly sanded the dresser and cleaned it I applied a coat of crackle glaze. This is what gives this piece the chippy look without sanded or working hard for it (remember I hate sanding!).
I applied a coat to the entire piece and then let it set for around 45 min. You want the glaze to have a tacky feeling to it before you apply your paint.
Now that my glaze has a tacky feel I applied one coat of my fave chalk paint.
THATS IT! I have been amazed with this glaze. Usually it’s pretty difficult to get that chippy look. But with this glaze it’s crazy easy!!
I cleaned up the hardware and reapplied what I had. The dresser was missing 2 handles so I used some inexpensive faux crystal balls for those pieces.
Can y’all guess the bedroom theme? 🤔
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!
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