I’ve always been in awe of all the amazing DIY furniture transformations on Pinterest so I decided that it was time to try my hand at one. I found a chest of drawers on Gumtree for R500. I probably could have bought a standard one brand new for just a little more but I loved the curvy detail of the dresser legs. My friend T, who is a DIY addict (for lack of a better word) was kind enough to lend me her Annie Sloan paints and brushes so I could try it out and see if I liked them before forking out any money. So one weekend soon after our return from our trip to the UK, MR C & I set about to create a masterpiece 😀
Before (We forgot to take a pic before we started removing the drawer knobs. Realised it just as we were about to remove the last two and scrambled to put all the drawers back in for a quick photo)
We had to clean up the cupboard and do a bit of mending before we could paint. I don’t get how people can sell their stuff without cleaning it (even a little) before selling it. Maybe it’s just me…
Mr C was a huge help with the sanding 🙂 Not exactly sure what he was doing with the braai tongs though…
(I know it’s not necessary for Chalk Paint but the dresser we bought didn’t have a very smooth surface and the drawers did not slide in and out freely.)
The fun part – painting!
Time for a break…
Since this pic was taken, I’ve added more white to the top. Thinking of stencilling french script in a light grey on the top and this lacy effect on the drawers.
All things said and done, not bad for our first furniture DIY!