Today I wanted to show you a quick furniture facelift I did recently. It was done just in time for Thanksgiving and Christmas guests to ooh and aah. Cause when you see herâ€¦you canâ€™t help it!
Isnâ€™t she a beauty? She cost me $35.00. No joke. I actually wanted to offer more because I felt so bad.
But, I sucked it up and walked out with her for cheap, cheap, cheap.
I have been seeing chalk paint all the time now that I have joined bloggy world. Bloggers seem to love it.
But, it was rather expensive. And I would need to order it. Too complicated.
So, I tried the homemade version.
This is the color I ended up with. It was in the oops paint. The whole gallon was $5. I used about 2 cups.
Soâ€¦how much does that end up costing me? Likeâ€¦.75 cents? Ouch. Expensiveâ€¦
Anyways, I was happy because I couldnâ€™t decide if I wanted yellow or orange. Then I saw this in the oops and I saidâ€¦yellow!
Another view of the colorâ€¦with a bit different lighting (funny what a difference that makes!)
Here she is with her first (and only) coat of chalk paint. Lovely!
Those little details. I did distress them a bit to give them more definition.
I lined the interior of the drawers with some vintage contact paper I found at a thrift store for $1.99 for the roll.
A little peek of what you see when you open the drawers. Sweet!
I was originally going to change out the hardware. Then I changed my mind. I couldnâ€™t find anything reasonably priced that I liked better. So I â€œtarnishedâ€ the ones that already were on it and just changed out the top drawer knobs with some inexpensive ones from my local hardware store.
There is the hardware roughened up a bit. Much better.
There she is in her proud new spot in my living room. She serves as a buffet for all my beautiful antique china. She loves her new job.
Isnâ€™t she just darling! We added some casters to give her some more oomph and make her more portableâ€¦she loves shoes!
And I love color!
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