Monday, September 24, 2012

Painted Furniture - Dresser in Progress

Happy Monday :)

Even though I have painted quite a bit of furniture (everything in our house except the piano), I have yet to use chalk and clay paint or any type of chalk paint for that matter. Well, today that all changes! On the weekend I made another trip to Spruce Collective to get a can of paint. They carry CeCe Caldwell's line of chalk and clay paint.

When I schemed up the new d├ęcor for our bedroom I was going to go all grey and white, but when I saw this gorgeous Santa Fe Turquoise hutch I decided the bedroom could stand a pop of beautiful colour, so I bought a can of this paint and also some Aging Wax (dark) to go with it.

Inspiration piece (ie why I chose turquoise!)
via Spruce Collective in Abbotsford.

Now to look around online for a tutorial on how to best use this paint. At $46 for a small can, I don't want to mess it up. I hear this paint goes a long way, though. Hopefully I'll have enough left over after painting the dresser to paint a little side table for the living room.

$40 Craigslist dresser - not real wood! Yes, it came with drawers.
I sanded then primed it because I was thinking of painting
it with  white latex paint.  For chalk and clay paint you don't
 need to use primer.
I wonder if I should distress the dresser after painting it. If I distress it, the white primer will show... not sure how that would look. What do you think? I'll also be searching for a "how to distress painted furniture" tutorial! If you know of a good one, please leave the link in comments. Thanks! Enjoy your week.
I can't wait to show you my finished dresser! You can see a few sneak peeks on my instagram feed (at the top of the blog).

Edited to add a cute video:


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