Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Paint New Dresser

This past weekend I started painting a dresser I found at my favorite thrift store a few weeks back.  It was a pretty quick paint project and I have been wanting to get my hands on this style dresser for a while now.  I just love the style and the simplicity of it.
Dresser Redo
The coolest part of this project was that I tried a new paint line by Amy Howard at Home.  I had recently heard about this paint from my friend Renee over at The Refined Relic.  Renee  gave it a good review and it’s about $12 cheaper than the two I’ve been working with.  I picked it up from a store I stumbled upon a few months ago in my work travels, Coastal Fog in Greenville, NC.  I started following Coastal Fog on Facebook and saw that they picked up the paint line about a month ago and so last week I was in Greenville again and picked up a can in the color Selznick Grey.  It is a fabulous color!  They are very knowledgeable about the paint line and I cannot wait to try out the other goodies in the line like the lacquer spray paint, the milk paint and the Dust of Ages (up next)!  This paint that I tried is similar to the other chalk paint lines that I have used in the past, a one step paint. 
If you are in the Greenville, NC area and want some serious home décor inspiration go run to Coastal Fog!  Industrial Chic is how I would describe the style, seriously beautiful décor and they offer DIY classes for various projects. 
Back to the dresser.  Here is the before.
dresser before
All gussied up by my front door now.  I loved styling this one.
Dresser 2
I will be selling this one.  I can’t keep them all!  But it sure is tempting. 
Other than painting I replaced the top knobs since it was missing one and I love these glass ones I found at Hobby Lobby.  They went perfect with the bottom pulls
Hobby Lobby Knobs
What do you guys think about this quick makeover? 
Dresser after 3
Hope you all have a super fun Halloween tomorrow!  We are not expecting a lot of trick-or- treator’s in our new neighborhood but hoping we get a few!  I’m off to painting a mirror next, stay tuned!



  1. Very pretty, love it

  2. Hi April! I found your blog while googling for reviews of the PB Shayne table and really enjoyed browsing it. I see you're not actually using the table right now though. Anyhow, my question is, is the Shayne table comfortable to sit at? It seems like there would not be a lot of room for the legs, especially when the leaves are folded down. I would love to hear your feedback. Thank you!

    1. Hi Simmm,
      Glad you found the blog! The PB Shayne table is great! I love it but just don't have room for it currently. We never used it with the sides down. I loved the storage underneath. The chairs I had with it were pretty big and it took a little getting used to with your legs against the center but I always propped my feet on the bottom shelf. Overall I am pretty pleased with it!