This makeover is such a special one for me. I painted this dresser and mirror for a little girl, named Morgan, and when she first saw it, she said “Oh, Mommy, it is so pretty.”
|Morgan Dresser (After)|
Morgan picked out the duvet, the lilac wall color and the provence stripe on the wall. While her mom, Francine, fell madly in love with this image in Annie Sloan’s Quick and Easy Paint Transformations book:
|Image from Annie Sloan’s Quick & Easy Paint Transformations|
I love this dresser painted by Annie Sloan. It is actually my favorite in that book so was so excited to get a chance to transform Morgan’s dresser in the same style. For those of you who love to paint this book is so full of great inspiration and great pieces from Annie Sloan.
I suppose you now want to see what her dresser looked like before. Well, here it is:
|Morgan Dresser (Before)|
This maple dresser is so heavy and was in great condition, except for the top:
The damaged top was filled with wood filler and then sanded down. I also removed the faux key hole cover. Once, it was dry, I thoroughly washed down the piece of furniture with my usual – mineral spirits, then denatured alcohol, warm water and then two coats of shellac to seal the stain.
I painted the dresser in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Grey and the trim in Old White:
|Dresser – in progress|
Here’s a look at the dresser in progress in my kitchen / studio! Several coats of clear wax sealed the dresser and then dark wax mixed with mineral spirits was applied all over the piece. I did lighter wax on the drawers. The dated knobs were replaced with pretty glass pulls from Home Depot:
Here’s a close up of the details:
I love how the dark wax looks against the old white. Morgan’s mirror also got a bit of a makeover. Here’s the before:
And here’s the mirror after Paris Grey and Dark wax:
I’m so glad I got to be a part of this room makeover.
I am so happy she’s pleased with her new bedroom!