Chippy Glam Dresser Makeover
Hello! Debby from Pretty Healthy House again, and I’m excited to share this ‘chippy with a little glam’ dresser makeover that I did for my daughter’s toddler room. This piece needed some love and I’m really happy with how it turned out and ties in with her vintage glam room. It’s the first time I’ve added some gold details to furniture, and I will show you how easy it is to get this look!
This dresser used to be in our master. My hubby gave it a gel stain, which I now see needed some touch up work, lol! And I never got new hardware so it was never really finished.
I loved the curves and detail, though, and I knew it would be perfect as a dresser/changing table after a makeover.
- Chalk paint – I used 1/2 quart of Benjamin Moore paint and added BB Frosch chalk paint powder
- Gold metallic paint – Target
- Gold dust – Target
- Finishing wax – BB Frosch’s clear wax
I started with the chalk painting (didn’t have to sand, yay!) and because it was so dark, it needed three coats. I used a brush, although if I were doing it over again, I would have used a sprayer.
I was tempted to leave it as is, but it needed a little more of chippy/vintage look to match her room. Notice the new hardware? I got them at Hobby Lobby and painted them with the metallic gold paint.
And trimmed the top with metallic gold as well.
Next I added a teaspoon of the gold dust to 8 ounces of paint and brushed it on the top and the drawers, just to give it a slight shimmer. It’s debatable whether this step is necessary, but I always like a little shimmer. 😉
To make it chippy, I used a wet rag to rub off the paint on all the edges.
Then I used a small paintbrush to fill it in with the metallic gold. And the benefit of chippy/vintage is that it doesn’t have to be perfect!
To finish it off and seal it, I gave it two coats of clear wax.
And now it’s perfect for her vintage glam room!
Check out other chalk paint projects like my craft closet pink desk makeover,
an industrial kids table I converted from a train table for my son’s room,
and my craft room bookcase makeover. 🙂
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Hi! What finish was the benjamin moore paint that you bought before mixing the chalk paint powder?
It’s a flat finish 🙂
Where is the doll from?
Cotton Candy Dollies 🙂 https://amzn.to/2wkLrxp
what the color on the ceiling and wall love that painting for my daughter
This is a cute space by our guest Debby from Pretty Healthy House, you can reach her here to ask 🙂
Where did you find that be kind sign?
It’s a Heidi Swapp piece: http://heidiswapp.com/
Did you paint the shelf brackets, frames, etc with gold paint? Can you come decorate my house? 🙂
Hi Becky! Haha this will have to do for now. 😉 Yes, Debby used the metallic Devine brand from Target. So pretty!
Thanks! Do you remember where you got the shelf brackets? I’ve been looking around and havent fount any that cute. If you’re ever in the mood for some home decorating projects, I think I live in the same town as you. 😉 Or maybe you can recommend someone??
Love that little doll. Where is she from? The room looks beautiful. I have an old French provincial wood set I refinished as well. You can’t go wrong if the dresser has curves. Oh yeah where did you get those shelves from too? Great job
Where did you get the various accessories that at above the dresser specifically the be kind? Thanks!
That cute wood cutout is from Heidi Swapp: https://www.instagram.com/helloheidiwallart
That looks wonderful, love the detail you added to it. So glad you shared it with us over at the DI & DI Link PArty and hope it brought you some new traffic and new friends! Have a great week.
Very well done Debby. I especially love the gold details you have added to where it was originally distressed. It gives it a certain french richness that is perfect for your little princess. Pinning and sharing.
This turned out so beautiful! Love the makeover, great job 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Dishing It & Digging It.
I want to do something like this to my kitchen cabinets but I’m scared
Do it!! Chalk paint powder is so easy to work with!! Test it on a small piece of wood to practice, you’ll be hooked!
The dresser is lovely. It is a look that you will be able to keep in her room for quite some time since it has a classic feel to it.
This turned out beautifully! The room is so sweet!
We <3 it too, Leanne!
Love this! This is so cute :))
Thanks so much, Lauren! We <3 it too!
Such a cute glam look! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
Hi Kristi & Kelli. How lovely to meet you both. Thank you so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays last week. What an absolutely gorgeous makeover. Right up my alley. I love all of your makeover projects. Just beautiful. I’m featuring this post at tomorrow’s party. Hope to see more of your beautiful work. Thanks again.
Anne @ Domesblissity (Australia)
Thanks so much, Anne! We love Debby’s talent too, she is amazing!
What a great transformation.
Thanks for sharing with SYC.
Thanks, Carol!! XO
Wow! Thanks an amazing change 🙂 Thanks for sharing it with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg I gave it lots of social media love!
Thanks so much, Lydia!! XO
What a great makeover! Love the glam gold handles!
We love them too! Thanks, Tania!
I am always hesitant to paint stained wood but I really like how your dresser turned out – especially the gold touches. Thanks for sharing your post with us at @CCBG. http://tryit-likeit.com/link-party-it
Debby’s so talented, we love it too!! Thanks, Janet!
You could tell what a labor of love this project was! Absolutely beautiful!!
I’m going to show my daughter this because your little one’s room theme is a similar theme to what my daughter used for my granddaughter’s first birthday. I think my daughter will love it!
Thanks for sharing.
Aww, hope she loves it!!
Love the dresser! It turned out so pretty! I really like the shimmer you put into the paint. Great idea!
We love the gold too!
Amazing and gorgeous! Love the sparkle. Your room looks sweet. Good work.
We love Debby’s style too, Marjie!
This dresser is adorable. I wish I was as talented to do something like this.
We love it too.
Hey, YOU CAN DO IT!! That’s the whole point of our blog, to encourage women to GO FOR IT!! It doesn’t take talent, just patience through trial and error!! Promise!!