My mother-in-law gave me this dresser a couple years ago and I have been dying to paint it but I couldn’t decide on the perfect color. The dresser was scratched up and missing a pull but other than that it was in really good condition.
I was recently at a home show when I fell in love with this paint color and I knew it was “the one”. It’s Destin Gulf Green by CeCe Caldwell’s Paints. Isn’t it beautiful?
Excited that I had finally found paint for the dresser, I came home and that day painted it! I started by taking all the drawers out and filling in one of the 2 holes, where the original pulls had been.
Then I started painting. What a difference a coat of paint can make!
First I painted the frame of the dresser and then I painted all the drawers.
After the chalk paint dried I painted on a coat of water-based polyurethane to give the dresser a little shine. Then I added these beautiful pulls that I purchased from the Liz Marie Etsy shop. This picture doesn’t even do them justice, they are so pretty and sparkly in person!
On the 2 top drawers I also added metal decals that I found at the home show. I taped them on with 3M heavy duty mounting tape in case I change my mind and want to take them off later. In this close up you can see one of the things I love about the polyurethane coat. I put it on when the chalk paint wasn’t all the way dry so its dark in some areas and lighter in others. It reminds me of the ocean.
Here is the finished dresser.
I love how bright and colorful it is! I also love that the crystal pulls give it a very elegant look.
I think it’s the perfect pop of color in our gray and white living room!
It coordinates perfectly with the painting across the room.
What do you think of the dresser makeover? Do you like the color?