Great Desk and Dresser Makeovers with a Chalky Finish

Posted by on Sep 08, 2015

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Desks and drawers can be easily overlooked, yet with a nice paint job they can transform an interior landscape. Americana Décor Chalky Finish paint is a great choice to use when redoing a desk or dresser since its warm, smooth, ultra-matte finish makes the piece stand out without screaming. The color palette is versatile and yummy. Light to dark, cool to warm, retro to modern -- each and every color is chock (or should I say chalk) full of personality. Chalky Finish paints adhere to almost any surface with little or no prep and offer beautiful coverage from the very first coat.

The following furniture makeovers will have you running to the flea market. Or maybe you just need to run to your garage to find that not-so-perfect piece that, when given a second chance, will bring a new life to your bedroom, office, dining room or entryway.

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Tallboy Dresser

This tallboy dresser from Sarah Hearts is a great furniture makeover project because the transition is mild yet striking -- from a bland cream to a bright white with a pale blue accent. Amazing what some nice new hardware will do for a piece like this, too!

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Childhood Dresser

Over at the Average Inspired blog, a dresser owned from the age of nine becomes a much more masculine chest of drawers for a young man with aspirations for aviation.

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Antique Buffet

A tired and beaten antique sideboard with great "bones" becomes a shabby chic beauty with chalky finish paint and some TLC from Bre. She shares this transformation on her blog, which includes tips for how she got the doors and drawers to work properly again.

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Desk and bench

The Funky Junk Shop shows how much better a plain old wood desk can go from nothing special to something pretty cool. A small secretary-style desk like this works just about anywhere in the house, especially with a stylish new coat of paint.

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Vintage Metal Desk

The Sisters found a way to turn a heavy industrial metal desk into something light, modern and feminine with a little masking tape and some pretty pastel paints.


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