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June 24, 2015

Chalk Paint Dresser

I had an exact look in mind for the chalk paint dresser I had planned for Adalyn’s nursery. I knew I wanted a long dresser to fill the small wall in her room and I knew I wanted it to have a bit of a mid-century modern look to it.

Coral Baby Girl Chalk paint dresser

Of course, the first place I went to look was craigslist. I’m always a little hesitant to do this, because of the horror stories you hear about on TV, but it’s a great place to look for unique pieces and good buys. I came across one set, which also included really great nightstands (of which we were in need for the master bedroom), alas, it got gobbled up before we had the chance to find it.
Months past and I was pretty bummed that “the one” had gotten away. Thankfully, this set came along- which again had great nightstands– and we were able to get it for a steal! $250 for all three pieces!

I knew I wanted to use chalk paint for this project, because, lets be honest, who wants to have to sand when you don’t have to?! My first round of chalk painting didn’t go great. I didn’t take a class and kind of winged it- with the help of youtube. I also knew that the color I wanted, I likely wouldn’t be able to find in a pre-mixed brand. So, I turned to BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder.
I first heard of BB Frösch by following Whipperberry. She has some great projects over on her blog that you should most definitely check out! 
The end result is amazing. I love the color and I loved the chalk paint powder and the flexibility it gave me in choosing a color. You just add a small amount of the powder to a regular latex or acrylic paint and BOOM- you have chalk paint! I do suggest, however, that you take a class or get some instruction from someone that has done it before so you don’t end up like me. This second project went MUCH better than the first! The wax is the thoughest part- the painting is easy 🙂 No sanding, No perfection in your lines. It’s lovely ya’ll.

PAINT: Sherwin Williams “Hopeful” + BB Frösch Chalk Paint Powder 

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