Alas, on teacher's salaries we don't own a beach house. We are fortunate to be able to go to the beach often. Most of the time the houses we stay in have
I love beach decor and many of my pieces are inspired by shore. This piece is not exception.
This is the dresser from my friend Gayle. I had to do a bit of work on one drawer, but other than that it was easy piece to refinish. I painted the top with a random cream (you know those containers of leftover paint that you have hanging around) and the bottom with a Sherwin Williams color I can't remember the name of right now. I sanded the drawers and top a bit before I began to paint, but neglected to do the sides. When I was paining one side the paint wasn't adhering in a few areas. I added some of my secret ingredient and turned it into Dickey's Chalk Paint. This solved the problem.
Next I roughed up the paint and shabified it. Finally, I put a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax. The first picture was taken with my phone, the other pictures don't show the coloring as well.
I am hoping this piece sells quickly because I have the following pieces to clear out of my garage/driveway right now:
Waterfall style dresser
French Provincial dresser
Buffet/bench (I am soooo excited to work on this one)
3 Lyre chairs
2 Frenchy chairs
2 End tables
1 Coffee table
I believe that is it. Whew.
*I posted a picture of this on Facebook last night and wouldn't you know it the same lovely person who bought the desk purchased this. I am going to paint another dresser for them to match.