For some reason, I must have had those grey stripes on my mind when I thought of how I would paint this cute dresser that my friend, Jenny, found for me...
As you can see in the before picture, the drawers had been very unevenly spray-painted in a dark brown, making them very splotchy looking. The white-painted frame was also scuffed and tired and since I had the opportunity to showcase a Chalk Paint®decorative paint project for Annie Sloan Unfolded, I knew that it would be a quick and easy makeover...
First, I smoothed out the previous finish with sandpaper and applied two coats of Paris Grey to the frame. One tip that I use with Chalk Paint® is dipping the tip of my paintbrush in water when applying the second coat. It helps to really even out the paint, minimize brush strokes, and save on paint and sanding time.
After completing the frame, I measured the width of the three drawers and divided by nine since I wanted three stripes per drawer. After marking my stripes lightly with a pencil, I taped off the sections for painting, alternating between Paris Grey and Pure White.
After the painting was completed, I simply added a coat of Clear, Soft Wax and buffed to a shine. I'm lovin' how this one turned out...hmm, I wish I had a spot to keep this one!
One of my favorite things on this dresser are these cute class drawer knobs that I picked up from Hobby Lobby. I also painted out these nesting boxes with chalkboard paint and the lids in Paris Grey too...
This dresser, the boxes, and a few other pieces that I painted up this last week are off to my booth tomorrow!
Disclosure: I was selected for this opportunity from Annie Sloan Unfolded and graciously received the paint and companion products to complete this project. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own.