A chalk paint project – A beach house find

Walking up to the front door of the “Sold” beach house, “down the shore,” (a clue as to where I was), I knew we were too late to buy any good “finds” at the house sale.  I was bummed because it was the neatest house, very old, with loads of character and charm.  I knew that I had most likely missed  many wonderful pieces as I could feel the memories while walking around the nearly empty house.

I walked up the wooden staircase and peered into a bedroom and there it was!  A lonely old beat up dresser that wanted a new life.


I thought it might be hard convincing my fiance that this piece of furniture had potential with it’s dirty yellow stained paint and it’s contact paper top, but, I was wrong.  We negotiated a price and packed it in the car.


It took several weekends to repair and paint it.  I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue and Old White.  I lightly distressed it and hand-waxed it with clear and dark wax.  I replaced the old worn wooden knobs with new glass knobs from Hobby Lobby.  I was finally finished.


Even he wants to keep it as his house.  Me too!





Some more pics……….

DresserE dresserA

It’s for sale……. in my head.  Happy Painting, C


One response to “A chalk paint project – A beach house find

  1. oh, horrors, the typos…. 🙂

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