Before and After–Black Chippy Dresser

I am so excited to do a post on this piece. It was actually a piece I found months ago (with a sister lowboy). I found him while thrift shopping with my grandma on our weekly visits, but I passed them both up. The prices were so high, I had to. I left my card and said please call me if the price goes down. Weeks went by and of course I never received a call. I dont usually stop at this particular shop because I never have much luck there, but I decided to stop in again and both matching beauties were still there (much to my surprise!). I played it cool. Kinda. This time I made an offer and played hookie… And they said yes. I can be very persistent. I don’t have a great before picture but you can see, the blonde wood was pretty. The drawers were in bad shape, but overall it had so much potential. I decided to go with Old Fashioned Milk Paint Co. sealed with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat and Maison Blanche Dark Wax. All favorites of mine and a great combo to get a chippy deep black smooth finish.


This is my studio, as clean as it will ever be…and that pretty furball is Clementine. It felt so good to paint, I feel refreshed and inspired. My week was a challenge and stretched me as a person. Mike came home and watched the kiddos so I could unwind. I put on Pandora, mixed some paint and kinda got lost in what I do..and it felt great. ย Every once in awhile you need the reminder that you are in the right place, exactly where you should be. Everyone needs balance and perspective.


Here he is all dressed up..

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Now his sister lowboy needs some style. I’m thinking Navy with big bone knobs..


8 thoughts on “Before and After–Black Chippy Dresser

  1. This piece looks fabulous….just the right amount of distressing to make it look like natural wear. And I LOVE that quote you put on here… is something I really need to remember and put into action. Thanks for sharing another beautiful piece!

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