Perfection: Graphite & Gold

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My little helper!

I am all about Annie Sloan Graphite Chalk Paint and gold spray paint!  The combination makes for the prettiest dressers!

I bought this trashy dresser at an estate sale for $10 and knew exactly what I was going to do with it when I got it home!  Of course my husband just rolled his eyes and said “that thing is junk!”IMG_0798

When we got home, my husband did some repairs on the bottoms of the drawers.


While he worked on the bottoms of the drawers, I pulled off all the hardware and spray painted it gold.  I took the handles apart so I could get the entire piece. I also took off all the gold pieces on the corners and center to give them a fresh coat as well. I gave them two coats.  They looked gorgeous!

Side note — little tables like this (where the handles were painted) make for great spray painting areas! They have plenty of ventilation and when I am finished, I spray paint them back to white!


I used two coats of Annie Sloan Graphite chalk paint on the dresser. I also clear waxed it.  This didn’t need or want to be distressed — it looks too good just like this!

The wood on this dresser is super heavy and the up-cycle looks amazing!  I can’t wait to style it up with some amazing accessories!



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