Trash to Treasure Dresser Makeover using Chalk Paint

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Who doesn’t love a good furniture makeover? I get so excited when I stumble on a piece of furniture curbside that I immediately start cycling through all of the possibilities that I can come up with. This is the main reason that I love garage sales, I love doing furniture makeovers and decorating my home, more than almost anything else.

That was actually my bio when I first brought this blog to social media. If you aren’t following me yet, please support the site by doing so, it will only take a second to follow on your favorite social media and we can stay connected so that you never miss a DIY project or recipe again!

I picked this dresser up at the curb, it was sitting there at the beginning of the week and I noticed it but thought, I don’t have any room for that. Then a couple of days passed and it was still out there, so instead of letting the garbage man have it, I picked it up even though I didn’t have any big plans coming to me for it just yet.

Then about 8 years and a different state later, I was working on a project with Country Chic and when I had a bunch of leftover supplies so I decided to give the dresser a makeover. The first project I was working on was this Makeup Vanity Makeover where I used the Pebble Beach from Country Chic paint to give my old vanity a new look.

I like the idea of this shade of gray on all of the furniture in my bedroom, I think it looks nice against the shade of blue I painted it.

I used this oval paintbrush to paint the dresser and this sponge for applying the clear coat. If your piece needs to be sanded, you can get a bunch of sandpaper that will get a couple of jobs like this one done for less than $3.00 by clicking here.

I thought about changing the hardware because I really like these knobs but I also liked the look of the gold handles once the dresser was painted, so I kept the original ones on it. I may decide to use them for another furniture makeover project in the future because they are super cute and a great deal, check them out here. 

I have so many furniture makeover ideas floating around in my head that I am sure I will find another project to use the hardware on if I should decide to swap it out. Although the more I look at this dresser makeover, the more I love the look of the gold against gray.

I wanted to keep the paint light in some spots and let the wood show through, the undertones really make this color pop. I used the sponge to blot off excess paint after applying and then went over each drawer to make sure the wood really showed through.

I am not sure what this type of style is called but it seems like it should be called rustic chic to me. I know that is already a thing but I am not sure if this fits into the category or not. To me, the look screams, I want to live on a farm but I love interior design and keep a neat house.

That could be my new bio!

I hope you enjoyed this dresser makeover and are inspired to do your own furniture makeover. Don’t forget to share this post on your favorite social media and leave a comment telling me about some of the projects you are working on!

The Hobby Wife

The Hobby Wife

Greenhouse and backyard gardener, devoted homemaker, and passionate recipe creator. My journey through life revolves around my unwavering love for food and travel. As a passionate cook, I blend my garden's bounty with culinary finesse and inspiration from my travels. From farm-to-table homestyle dishes to copycat recipes that offer something unique, my kitchen is a canvas where flavors harmonize and ingredients tell stories.

2 thoughts on “Trash to Treasure Dresser Makeover using Chalk Paint”

  1. This is a great transformation, I am working on one right now that I am so excited about. I will tag you on Insta so you can see it!


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