This lovely dresser was given an fabulous new look with Cobblestone and Tough Coat by Angie from The Painted Piano!

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When my daughter needed a new dresser for her room, I hit the local flea market to see what I could find. I was excited when I finally found one just the right size, but boy did it need a little love! Sometimes you have to look past all the imperfections and see the potential in a piece of furniture.

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My daughter and I weren’t crazy about some of the lines in the dresser and wanted a simpler look. A little wood filler took care of it! There were at least 4 coats of paint or glaze on the dresser. So I sanded it smooth with 150-grit sandpaper before I began painting. No matter how nice your paint job is, if it’s going over several cruddy paint jobs, it will look like a cruddy paint job!

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Next came the fun part! I used Country Chic paint in Cobblestone to give this dresser a fresh new look. After the first coat, I lightly sanded the surface with 320-grit sandpaper to ensure a nice, smooth finish before applying the second coat. Two coats provided great coverage. Cobblestone is such a perfect gray!

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Typically, I distress the edges for a worn, farmhouse look. But we wanted a crisp, clean look for this teenage dresser. So after the paint dried, I applied a thin coat of Tough Coat to protect the smooth finish.

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My daughter chose fun white arrows for the drawer pulls. I love how it gave the dresser a fun, updated look. Perfect for a 13-year-old’s room! The dresser is a far cry from where it started. It’s so fun and easy to give furniture new life with Country Chic paint!

Cobblestone Dresser Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #grey #homedecor #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Cobblestone Dresser Makeover #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #grey #homedecor #dresser #bedroom #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com



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Angie {The Painted Piano}

Hi there! My name is Angie. I’m a wife to one, mama to four, and owner of The Painted Piano! I’m a Colorado girl to the core and love imagining the story behind all things “old.” Getting my hands dirty and giving forgotten, outdated furniture a second chance gets me excited!

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