Today I’m sharing what I did with my upstairs hallway dresser.
Do you even remember what it looked like before?
It was silver before and it’s been really bugging me for a long time now (click HERE to read the post).
Are you wondering why it has been bugging me? Well first of all because the paint was scratched and chipping on the top and there was a mishap with the paint to begin with. You can read all about it in the post.
And second of all, it’s not really me anymore. If I could replace this dresser with a midcentury modern piece and some colorful abstract art above it, I would in a heart beat.
But for me this was a classic work with what you have case and the dresser fits the wall perfectly for now. FOR NOW is key here my friends because if I’ll find a perfect MCM piece I will sell this one, I’m telling you.
I have a thing for matte black or dark gray, in fact I’m trying to convince the husband he needs to paint his bike matte black. So when I went through my paint cans I noticed that I still had a can of Annie Sloan Graphite why not use it!?!?
All I did is lightly sand the dresser and applied two coats of the beautiful dark gray chalk paint. I lightly sanded again, wiped and applied two coats of Annie Sloan clear wax.
Oh and I stripped the hardware again to it’s former brass glory. I was so wishing to have some more modern hardware but it’ll do for now.
The painting was my former dining room painting that had to move for my new abstract gallery wall if you remember. I originally bought it at an auction and I will keep it for ever 😉
Sorry the photos for this post aren’t the best. The lighting is really odd in our hallway and my lenses aren’t the best for this space either.
|Ugh my camera needs to get cleaned too, I have little tiny specs everywhere! It’s not a stained dresser 🙁
But the shop wanted to keep the camera for a week and I can’t do that at the moment. I’d be lost!
The dresser has a velvety texture that I certainly love and it will do for now, don’t you think so?