Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waterfall Dresser has a fresh look....

 Home Make Chalk paint project number 3 - Waterfall Dresser
I started with the drawers. 
The paint I made Thursday had thickened a bit so 
I added a water with a couple of drops of Basic H (Shaklee) and stirred well.

Oh so dark

At this point the dresser needs some contrast.
Blue with a bit of white (home made chalk paint).
Taped off, went with a nice blue.
Project 1 is the green wall shelf (seen below), 2 is the desk here and 3 is this dresser.
The little pale green table is a previous project.
Now what about the wainscoting? Got a gallon of pale blue??
Mr. Pickwick says get a little color in your life. Vintage 30's beaten copper pub tray.
This my 3rd chalk paint project. For the dresser  (which I picked up for $10.00) I went and bought some oops paint at General Paint, a very good deal at $5 a gallon and $1.50 a quart. Needless to say I see a lot of painting in my future. Mixed the blue latex paint with plaster of paris and slightly warm water to make home made chalk paint (ratio: 1 plaster of paris, 1 water to 3 and a bit latex paint, mix very well until smooth).

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Hope you don't do what my sister did (by accident). She was rearranging my blog look and DELETED the Linky Followers (thought it was a title). 
Groan (she REALLY GROANED and cried a bit too) and couldn't get them back. 
SO If you were a Linky follower could you link up again. 


  1. Hi Rob!

    I have yet to try out the "new" chalk board paint but I am pretty sure that if I do it will be some that I have made.

    I know that good old gesso and even cheap flat white house paint has good "tooth" and can give nice results.

    Like the colors you choose, you are right ... it sure brightened that piece up!

    Thanks for sharing this at my Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  2. Oh, that's really nice looking now. I love that color. Its so much happier looking.

  3. Lovely. I am going to try some of this paint soon. Love the color. Happy VTT

  4. You seem to know what you are doing when it comes to remaking things. You did a super job on this.

  5. Darling dresser and such a fun redo!

    Happy VTT!

  6. Hi Rob! What wonderful changes! Thanks for the chalk paint recipe too. I've always wondered how to make it...guess it's time to start painting again 8)

  7. Love the colors!! I am new to blogging, and am stopping by from MMS! -Sarah

  8. Love that color! I've really got to try my hand at chalkpainting.
    Thanks inspiring us my Show & Tell link party! So glad to have you join in!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  9. I really like that you chose two colors for the dresser. It looks great!

    I'm sure she only deleted the linky widget as I'm following and it didn't delete me.

  10. Great redo on the dresser. I love the contrasting colors! Very well done. Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!

  11. Love what you've done with the dresser, it looks fabulous!
    Thanks for linking to WIW. We are now following you and can't wait to see what you share with us next.

  12. Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday! I am following you via Linky & hope you will too!

  13. This looks AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity!!! Excited to see your newest project linked up at tomorrow's party! {opens in the morning}. Also, my giveaway for 1000 free full color business cards ends at midnight!!! Stop by to enter! XO, Aimee


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