This chic was cheap. She was free. My neighbor and I traded…a bag of mulch for a dresser…a no brainer, right?!
She was a honey wood color and I quickly painted her black. No primer. One coat, nothing fancy.
And she looked rough, really rough. I didn’t like the way she turned out but it was better than the original 1970′s wood.
So she sat in our playroom, collecting junk on top and in the drawers. I stored crayons and markers, coloring books and play-doh inside and my dysfunctional brain was completely overwhelmed every time I tried to organize the drawers.
Look how pitiful:
And then I snapped. Could not take it any longer. I emptied all the drawers and started throwing stuff away. I removed the knobs and handles.
I pulled her away from the wall, covered the floors with a drop clothe, and grabbed an old can of Valspar White paint and a paint brush:
I loved her immediately.
A few hours and 3 coat later, she was painted and scratched up with a knife:
I love how the black shows through the white. So simple and clean.
And now she stands, nicely organized and I love her.
And that little round table you see with the pink chairs? The table top had been colored and painted on for many years.
So Sweet P and I got our favorite Valspar chalkboard paint and a sponge brush and fixed her up…and it has been the biggest hit!
Get a paint brush, paint something, and share your makeover with us in the comments below!