Dresser Rehab & A New Purpose: Lindy

I did it! I made my own chalk paint, and the finish is fabulous. It’s too easy! Why limit yourself to one brand and the colors they like.

Plaster of Paris – available at Home Depot. Although you do have to buy a sh*t ton of it, especially when you’re only using 1 1/2 tablespoons for each cup of paint. I’ll be 80 before I use all of it. Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Plaster of Paris,
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Cup Latex Paint
  • Jar with lid

Measure Plaster of Paris and toss it in the jar, add water, cover jar and shake until smooth. Add 1 cup of latex paint, any brand, any color you like, shake it up and you’re good to go.

Sanded Lindy down completely, dusted her off, and started painting. No primer needed.

Lindy Dresser Before  - Although Already Sanded

Lindy Dresser Before – Although Already Sanded

Lindy Dresser Sanded Down - I should really remember to change before I sand!

Lindy Dresser Sanded Down – I should really remember to change before I sand!

Estate sale, thrifted, or garage sales; pick your poison! Hunting for furniture this way is more fun too, no used car salesman techniques. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to furnish your first home, or your 100th home. New paint, new hardware, and you restyle the piece to fit your own style.

Old Batman-eque Hardware

Old Batman-eque Hardware

I bought the style Shay wanted, but went for the least expensive option because I knew I had Gold Spray Paint at home!

I bought the style Shay wanted, but went for the least expensive option because I knew I had Gold Spray Paint at home!

Wood Putty Holes For Old Hardware

Wood Putty Holes For Old Hardware

I should have thought of this sooner; template to drill new drawer pull handles

I should have thought of this sooner; template to drill new drawer pull handles

Lindy After - Dresser Makeover

Lindy After – Dresser Makeover

Shay has claimed this piece for her new apartment for a TV Console, or an actual dresser. Sometime after she moves, I might actually get to finish and SELL a piece of our rehab / restyled vintage furniture.

 

 

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