My friend is redoing her little girl’s room and she really loves the coastal look in her home, so when she mentioned she was redecorating, naturally I volunteered my help.
One of her requests in her girl’s room design was to makeover the pine dresser that one of her in-laws painted for her daughter years ago. It was a kind gesture with a *ahem* questionable result. This is what the dresser looked like before I got my hands on it.
Clearly someone got a little carried away with the ‘Under the Sea’ theme and then threw in some black and white action just to keep us all mesmerized. It’s not that I have a thing against tropical fish. They’re cute on canvas or in a fish tank or floating in front of my snorkel mask while I’m vacationing in Hawaii. I’m just not a fan of them on a pine dresser. (Which one’s your favorite by the way?)
We decided to keep with the coastal theme but I transformed the dresser from a nautical no no to a more subdued Nantucket nicety with thick gray stripes running down the front.
Super cute for a little girl’s room!
Here’s the step by step.
AS chalk paint is one of my three favorites to paint furniture with, especially when I’m going for a weathered or distressed look, so I mixed up some Old White, Paris Grey, and a little Duck Egg Blue to arrive at a bluish grayish shade for the stripes.