Chalk Painted Bed & Dresser Top

6:56:00 PM

A $50.00 cast-off Thrift Store find becomes a gem!

It was a treasure in no time! 
A couple coats of 
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite with clear wax
gave me the perfect color and finish for my bedroom.

Painting with chalk paint is easy, it gives you great coverage,
 two coats is usually more than enough... with no messy priming. 

Chalk paint cleans up like a dream... 
I painted this in the middle of my kitchen! 
Brushes, hands, and the floor clean up with soap and water.

The clear wax applies easily and gives the furniture
 a rich and protective finish.

I was so happy with the results I painted the tops of the dressers.
Distressing the edge is a cinch, 
just run the sand paper over the edge and wax!

Not a bad deal for under $100!!


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  1. Turned out gorgeous!!!
    And love that you painted the top of your dresser only - what a great idea to tie it in with the bed!

  2. I love it, Susan! It looks great in black! I had an armoire in that pine look at the old house. I would have eventually wound up painting it if we were still there.

  3. i have that same bed. I have been wanting to paint it black. Did you have to do any sanding with this chalk paint. I hate to sand.

    1. No sanding with chalk paint. I just painted 2 coats, distressed a little then waxed with clear wax. It came out just the way I had hoped! (Where did you buy the bed from originally?)

    2. I bought all 6 pieces at a local furniture store here in my hometown. Have wanted to paint it black for awhile but didnt want to sand it all. Thanks for the chalkpaint info!

  4. I saw a similar one last year at a garage sale, but of course that was before I had all you talented bloggers to show me the way. However, I thought I was going to see it as a chalkboard, you mean you actually used the headboard as a headboard?


  5. Susan--everything looks great! LOVE that color! LOL at what Bliss said--who knew you could use a headboard AS a headboard!

    have a great weekend!

  6. Good Job - Paint and Stain mixed furniture is my favorite!


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