I’ve fallen in love with the new Chalk Paint that you see all over Pinterest, on vintage looking refinished furniture and at 2 of my favorite stores. I’ve been reading all about it for months, waiting for the perfect project to use it for. I studied how to make my own (which seemed like the cheaper option), but on my last trip to Langley, I was in one of my favorite stores Spruced Collective, and decided to take the plunge and buy a litre of CeCe Caldwell Chalk Paint!
I could hardly wait to get home and start my project…. our bedroom furniture! I have my childhood dresser, which my mom painted white about 15 years ago (with a marine paint I’m pretty sure), a cheap dresser that was given to me in highschool, which I had painted brown when we got married, and my favorite piece, my vanity, which actually belonged to my mom, it was the 1st piece of furniture she purchased. I used it in my room from the time I was 15 until I got married and moved out at 21 and last year my mom gave it to me. Oh how I missed it. So, I had the perfect pieces to finish.
The great thing about chalk paint is …. NO PREP WORK!!!!! What?! I know, its amazing. I was truly skeptical painting over marine paint (which is oil based) and not prepping it. But I figured I should try… and Voila!
I did 2 coats on the long dresser because it was brown, but only did 1 coat of Vintage White on the vanity and little dresser. I decided to add a little grey accents to those 2 pieces and am thrilled with how it turned out.
First is the vanity after I put on a coat of Vintage White.
The Drawers were painted Pittsburg Grey. This is after 2 coats, I distressed, and then was sealing them. I used the Satin Finish instead of wax because these pieces get a lot of use.
The Finished Vanity.
The finished Dresser. I wanted to co-ordinate, but not too matchy-matchy, so decided to paint the top grey. I’m very happy with the outcome.Pin It