Graphite and Paris Grey Dresser

Hey, hey!  I’m back for my second post of the week!  Shocking, I know!  One of my blogging goals this year is to be more consistent with my posts.  I’m hoping to achieve that by posting twice a week every week.  I know it’s a small goal, but I want to focus on being consistent before I add any more to my plate.  And I’m hoping that by putting my goal out there for all of you to read, it will also help me stay accountable.
One thing I’ve noticed already is that the more I blog and keep myself on a time table to get things done, the more creative I feel.  I’m creating on a more regular basis which helps me not only feel proud of myself for achieving my goals, but also feel excited about future projects.
I have had this dresser for way too long and decided I was finally going to get it done.  I’m happy I did because a) it’s out of my basement and b) I think it’s cute!  😉
Oh, and these pictures were taken in the baby’s room, so you get a sneak peek at the wall color we chose for the room!
I was so excited when I found this dresser this past summer.  It was the first time I’d ever been to a flea market and it just so happened to be 90+ degrees that day…in Michigan…in May!  I had been walking around all morning in the heat and hadn’t found any large pieces of furniture that were reasonably priced when I happened upon this guy.  I loved its simple, clean lines and the fact that it was in my price range!
The dresser ended up having several areas of water damage that I didn’t notice when I bought it (like I said, it was my first flea market…I really had no idea what I was doing at that point!).
Thankfully, my husband loves woodworking and was willing to help me out by repairing the areas that needed help.
After all the work we did on this dresser, I’m so happy to finally have it done!
And I’m loving the mix of Graphite and Paris Grey!
Those cute little details really give this simple piece some personality!
I wasn’t loving the original drawer pulls, so I changed them out.  They still give the piece a classic look, they’re just a little updated now!  :)
I hope you are enjoying the furniture transformations and DIY projects I’ve been working on lately.  If there’s anything you’d like to see more of (or less of), let me know.  I’d love to hear from you!
I’m off to pick up some more ASCP colors today and hopefully buy some Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint while I’m at it!  I’m so excited, and a little nervous, to try out milk paint for the first time!
Take care and have a wonderful weekend!
*Sharing this project at Savvy Southern StyleHome Stories A to ZFunky Junk Interiors, and French Country Cottage along with many other favorite blogs you can check out on my “Where I Party” page.

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  1. says

    It’s a beautiful transformation! I paint with MMS Milk Paint on a regular basis now and it’s great! You have to get used to it if you (like me) are not familiar with milk paint. It’s going smoothly now. One thing I learned: mix, and mix, and mix!


  2. Peggy says

    This piece turned out great. Where did you learn how to refinish furniture? I have been following so many blogs and hear all about Annie Sloan paint, but I am nervous to jump in. Any good tips?

    • says

      Thanks Peggy! I am still new to refinishing and learn new techniques all the time, but I’ve learned a lot from Miss Mustard Seed, Perfectly Imperfect, and Blue Egg Brown Nest. You should check out all their blogs for tips…they are so helpful! Best wishes!

  3. says

    Love it Allison! I am about to get started on my own little painting project today. I’m going to try a homemade version of Chalk Paint though. If all goes well it will be on my blog Saturday. (fingers crossed)

  4. says

    Seriously a perfect makeover! I love it! Thank you SO much for linking up at the Inspiration Gallery! I am pinning to our Feature Board!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

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