You guys I am so excited to be working with The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest for another incredible furniture makeover contest. Last month I gave my office desk a much-needed makeover with beautiful chalk paint. You can see that post HERE. Preparing for this months contest I already knew which piece I wanted to work on if I was selected before the contest was even announced. When the theme “Bling Bling” was announced I had to put my brain to work, since the piece I wanted to refinish was a boys dresser. Bling Bling and teenage boys don’t exactly go together, but I think I managed to pull it off. Here is how I took this curbside rescue from plain to insane! Perfect for any teen boys room, with just enough Bling to make it shine.
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A special thank you to County Chic Paint for sponsoring this exciting contest. The participants were given 1 pint of metallic cream (I chose Trigger), 1 pint of all in one decor paint (I chose Bliss), and a fabulous Country Chic short handle paint brush to use for this months contest.
Country Chic Paint is manufactured by a trusted paint supplier with over 80 years of experience, so you can rest assured that their product quality is top-notch. Country Chic Paint products are eco-friendly, very easy to work with, there’s little to no prep work and they are fabulous for creating that popular shabby chic look.
Although this is a sponsored post all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I have had this not so pretty dresser in the boys room as it sits in this photo for about 2 years. A neighbor down the road was setting it out on the curb for trash one afternoon and I just knew I had to scoop it up. He was even nice enough to toss it in his truck and drive it down the road to our front door. He did tell me they had every intention to refinish it, just didn’t have the time to do so. Luckily for me, I also didn’t have time to get it finished.. Until now that is. It sat in the boys room for extra storage for almost 2 years. When we moved into the new house, this curbside rescue was on the top of my project list.
Most of the sanding was already done from the previous owner. I just gave the top and sides a quick swipe with a hand sander, then a good wipe down to get off any dust.
My initial plan was to coat the dresser in County Chic Bliss all in one decor paint then wash it with the Trigger metallic cream. I did a small test spot on the side and as gorgeous as it was, I wasn’t crazy about the look for a boys bedroom. On to plan B….
Let’s paint the whole thing black and cover it with the metallic cream as a top coat. To give it the pewter look the cream is capable of. Yes! This was exactly what I would do. I had a can of black paint in the basement I can just use that. After slathering on one coat of the black paint from my personal stash, I realized what I had just used was an oil based paint with a horrible strong odor…what was I thinking. After the teens and I rushed to move this heavy all wood piece outside to air out, we could breathe again! Thankfully! Wow, that was strong. Tip for the day… Be sure to do your projects outside if your paint is smelly (getting technical here).
Once the solid black paint was completely dry, it was time to get our bling on! I used a large sponge brush to apply the metallic cream over the entire dresser (seriously!! Just LOOK at that shine!) and on all the drawer fronts. It went on like butter! Even though it was very thick, the cream was super easy to work with. This is only ONE coat of the metallic cream applied evenly over solid black.
I knew I wanted to add some color, and what better way than to give this beauty some stripes. One thick stripe in “Bliss” blue and a thinner stripe in a white chalk paint I had left over from an earlier project. It really made it come to life with the stripes, but I think it still needed a bit more. So I also added the “Bliss” blue to the inside of the drawers. I know you can only see it when they are opened, but let’s be real here these are teenage boys, they never close the drawers completely anyway.
The teens loved it! Now I have to find a matching piece so they will have a pair! I am on the lookout for sure!
I had so much fun working with Country Chic Paint and The Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest (TM) for this project. To see all of the contest pieces for this month be sure to stop by
Carrie’s blog at Thirty Eighth Street
Thea’s Blog at Sweet Tea Refinishing
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