Friday, June 8, 2012

My First Chalk Paint Experience {the Baby's Dresser}

If you spend any amount of time reading home decorating blogs, then I'm sure you've run into posts about ASCP {Annie Sloan Chalk Paint}.  I mentioned in a previous post that I had purchased some and was planning to paint a dresser.  Well, it's finally finished and ready to share with you!

This is what it looked like before:

Sorry for the pictures!  I started this project at night, so the lighting was awful!  

I simply took off the hardware and spray painted it black.  Then, I used Pure White ASCP to paint the dresser and drawers.  Working with the chalk paint was great, but I definitely have a TON to learn about it!  Perhaps the biggest lesson I learned was that it's not really a great idea to paint a piece of furniture when you're 37 weeks pregnant and struggling with carpel tunnel!  I'll be writing up my own little 'review' of ASCP in a later post, sometime next week.  But, for now, I just wanted to share with you this finished project.  

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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  1. I love how this turned out! It's quite a transformation! Mason's room is so cute!! I'll be interested to hear your review of the chalk paint.

  2. You did such a great job for your first time on a big project. I love ASCP!! Saw you on MMS


  3. The dresser turned out so pretty! I like that you painted the hardware looks so much better! I've been thinking about painting my've inspired me!

  4. Lovely=) And I love the repurposed hardware, too. I still haven't given in and bought any AS just because of the price so I've been using my own homemade version which works pretty well, but I can't wait for your review of the real stuff!

  5. This looks great! You did such a good job! And I especially love the little guy who is privileged to use the dresser......missing him and his sisters, and his mom and dad, too!

  6. You did a great job, Lauren! Can't wait to see the rest of the nursery. =)

  7. Lauren - I'm interested in reading your review of the paint. I need to paint my childhood desk (which used to be my Dad's!) for Micah one of these days!

  8. That really looks great! You did an excellent job!


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