Here is a reminder of what my dresser looked like...
Just didn't fit with the light feel that I would like in my master bedroom... So I decided that this would be a perfect opportunity to break out some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray that I've had forever. I've wanted to try this paint due to the fact that you do not have to prep or prime your surface. I figured that my laminate piece would be the perfect tester, for the chalk paint, because I've heard horror stories about people painting laminate and the paint just peeling off.. The heavy Chalk paint is suppose to stick on "any" surface and typically with only one coat...
So I got to painting right after work on Friday and in between, play time, feedings, and making dinner I was able to paint a majority of the dresser... and yes... I was a slacker and didn't even move it out of the bedroom... Just put some paper down at the base to make sure that I didn't get any paint on the floor... After one coat (which is really all I would have needed in this color because it is so thick) I started to realize something... The color was WAY too close to the wall color! Even Emma told me that I was painting the dresser the wrong color... and I had to agree...
I was hoping that in the daylight it would look better but no such luck... ehhh all that wasted time! I was feeling very deflated!
Here is a close up so you can see the great coverage that the Paris Gray has...
So off to the store I went and I threw down another $38.00 for ANOTHER can of paint... This time in Old White.
After TWO coats... Not sure if that was because it was had to cover the very thick gray or if it would typically take two coats.. this is the result.
After 24 hours I applied LIGHTLY a Annie Sloan clear wax... They are not kidding around that a little goes a long way!
So my thoughts on the Chalk paint were that it was SUPER easy to use on the laminate and I love the results! My only cons were that I had to redo the entire project but that was my own fault... The paint and wax are also pricy but again a little goes a long way... With the small can I can probably paint all of the furniture in my room and still have some left over... So in my mind that is $38.00 well spent.
So now I'm thinking about hardware... here are a few options that caught my eye at Home Depot.
What are your thoughts? I'm also playing around with the idea of adding legs???
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