I found this small dresser at the Salvation Army. It was half price day, so in my SUV it went! The color was not what I usually go for, but the detail was beautiful!
Here is the before.
I do not like blonde furniture. I like something more dark that comes through when I distress. No problem though. I just painted it black before I put the aqua paint on.
Here it is after!
After I painted it black, I mixed up some homemade chalk paint with some aqua that I had on hand. I gave it one coat, and then I mixed up a second cup of homemade chalk paint. I used the same aqua, but I added a little bit of white to lighten it up. It gave the piece really great depth.
I used my favorite black glaze by Valspar, and then waxed it down.
It didn't have any hardware, so I bought glass knobs.
If I had room for this guy, I would keep it. I think it is a perfect pop of color for any room.