My parents gave me this "not so cute" dresser. It had good bones and it was free. I've been wanting to use some chalk paint I made myself (I got from pinterest) I didn't want my first chalk paint trial to be on anything nice so this was the perfect piece. I used regular paint I already had and then added 2-3 TLBS white tile grout, mixed well and applied to the dresser.
No priming and no sanding needed. I used a samll roller and went to town. Chalk paint covered better than regular paint and was easy to use. It did however have some grit from the grout. I was a bit nervous about the little specks but noticed that they could be sanded off.
Here is the grout I used.
As you can see the bottom is missing, where do these thing run off to? I just got a board and attached to the bottom, so much better..
I wanted to show you these next three picturess to show you the little grout specks. I used a 180 grit sandpaper and lightly, I mean really lightly sanded the whole thing down the specks came right off. Then I distressed all of it . Distressing adds so much doesn't it?
I don't want to spend a ton on hardware. I got these wood knobs from my local ACE for free, stained them Walnut..They look darling on this dresser in my sons room. I will have to get some long hardware for the bottom three drawers but just haven't found any I really like yet. Untill I do this is how it remains..
Happy day to you :)