Pure Colors Chalk Based Paint | Original Elegance: French Provincial Dresser Makeover

Our April Fab Flippin’ Furniture Contest is finally done! To say that Inge have been busy, well that really, in the classic statement, truly is an Understatement! I can’t believe it’s April 22 & I can’t believe how much we have done!

So let’s talk about this fun piece first.  I trash picked this gorgeous dresser a few years ago & had to completely scrub every little corner inside & out of this dresser. It really stunk! I used gentle soap, hot water & a vinegar solution & it finally came back to life.  I wasn’t really painting furniture then & I only painted the top of this in a brown that sort of matched.  When we got a chance to paint with Pure & Original paint who sponsored April’s Fab Flips, I knew this piece would be a perfect match for this paint.


I chose Classic White & Bohemian Gray. The gray has a lavender tone that I’m really in love with & can’t wait to use it more!


I couldn’t have gotten through this piece without Inge’s help! She was a lifesaver when I was on the edge of insanity & I almost just painted a small square end table.  I have so many projects going on that this seemed way too big to tackle! After a brief conversation of her “talking me off the ledge,” lol I am extremely happy that she got me through this! I had an awesome afternoon painting this & feeling so much better getting this Finally painted! It also helped that this paint line is Very easy & smooth to work with.

Here’s some before pics:



How cool are these handles?!


Inge primed the entire piece which helped with how the paint went on in the long run.  I’m so glad we primed because as I painted with the Pure & Original chalk based paint I needed only 2-3 quick layers & I know I would have needed a lot more if we didn’t prime.


I used the Bohemian Gray on the top.  I love this color so much! It matched the blue wall behind it perfectly.



This is my daughter’s dresser & she’s really happy with it now too.  Her bedroom is slowly but surely coming together so nicely! I should do a room tour & recap all of the projects I’ve done in here.  Also I don’t have a pic of it now, but the light purple in her comforter is a perfect match in the purple in the gray paint 🙂 This really was the perfect project for this chalk based paint.





Here are our fab hosts this month:


Check out this month’s projects at Anastasia Vintage blog post & at Thirty Eighth Street blog. LOTS of great information & links to so many projects on both blogs.

I’m so glad to be a part of Fab Flippin Furniture Contest! If you would like to join us & need more information contact info@fabfurnitureflippincontest.com .  Everyone is really informative & REALLY Creative.

Thanks for checking out our fancy dresser makeover.  I was extremely happy with Pure & Original and will be purchasing more colors soon.  Hope your April is going as great (and a bit smoother) than ours! See you again soon. -Meg & Inge



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