Monday, September 9, 2013

Small Navy Dresser

Good afternoon everyone!  I hope that you all had a fabulous weekend.  We had an extremely lazy one.  On Saturday, I took a shower and got back into my PJ's.  It was just what I needed to get ready for the busy week we have ahead of us!

I bought this little dresser at a local thrift store.  I love small dressers.  They are by far my favorite thing to work on.  This little guy didn't have much detail.  I thought he would be cute for a little boy's room. 

Here is the before.

And the after.

I gave it two coats of homemade chalk paint in a blue that I had on hand.  It was an oops sample from Lowes.  I added the stars to give it a little punch.  There are absolutely no details on this dresser, so it needed a little something.  Then I put a black glaze on it, and sanded it down with a 320 grit sandpaper.

This little dresser was fun to do.  It was kind of out of my comfort zone.  I think sometimes it's good to try new things. 



  1. I think it looks great! I love little dressers too. And navy is always the best color. Fantastic job.

  2. This turned out great! It's not a piece I would have considered before but I would snatch it up now!

  3. Wendy, you really gave this plain old dresser a new life! Found you at Kammy's Korner. If you have a minute, I'd love for you to share this at our Get Your DIY on Fall Link Party. This week's theme is blue! Perfect! :)

  4. A link would help:
    Hope to see you there! XO

  5. Wendy I love the stars you added! It's perfect! Thank you so much for linking up to our Get Your DIY On Challenge this week. Next week is Fall Themed Wreaths, I hope you'll make it back and share with us! Have a great week!

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  6. This looks amazing! You did such a great job! I found you on Miss. Mustard Seed! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

  7. This is really Fabulous! Love the color as well as the stars just makes it POP!!

  8. haven't seen anything like this with the stars--it's awesome. this is my favorite blog party to visit. omg the power of paint and its ability to charm! bravo to you!

    hope you can hop over when you have a chance to read my interview with a hero of mine, rachel ashwell.



  9. Adorable. What tupe of glaze did you use, if you don't mind me asking. I'm painting a cabinet navy right now and am tossed between a dark glaze or a whitish wax?