Jaye needed a new dresser in her room. The cheap organizer from Target that we had been using as her changing table and dresser just wasn’t cutting it anymore. So I decided to upgrade to an awesome orange Chalkboard Dresser.
I bought this dresser from a local thrift shop. It’s a sturdy piece, but I wasn’t loving the paint job or the knobs. So I headed to Home Depot where I got paint the same color as our old living room. I sanded the dresser and started painting with my paint and primer in one.
Mistake Numero Uno: Painting a bold color over another color without actually priming requires 5 or 6 coats of paint. Seriously, it took almost an entire quart of paint to cover the horrible green dresser.
I wanted to do something a little different because a bright orange dresser isn’t “different” enough for me. 🙂 After seeing, this chalkboard dresser on Pinterest, I was convinced that Jaye’s dresser needed to be a chalkboard dresser.
I was right, don’t you think? I love the way the chalky, dusty black goes with the orange. After applying the chalkboard paint, you have to wait three days for it to dry. Then you chalk all over it and wipe it off. Now you can write on it.
I love my drawing of a cloth diaper the most. Some of the others need some work for my perfectionist soul, but I’m really liking the imperfection and hand-drawn look. I used this liquid chalk marker to draw pictures and write the name of what is in each drawer on the front. I prefer the chalk marker to regular chalk because it won’t get brushed of accidentally. But it can still be wiped off with a damp cloth.
The bin on top hold our cloth wipes and the spray bottle of homemade cloth wipe solution. I still need to do something on the wall above this, but that is being complicated by the fact that Jaye’s current favorite thing is standing up on the changing pad and turning off the light. So let’s ignore the blank wall and go back to the awesome chalkboard dresser.
This chalkboard dresser diy may be my favorite project ever. Right up there next to my awesomest lamp ever. Just one more before and after shot for good measure: