If any of you hang around here much you realize that I am completely enamored with chalkboard paint. My family teases me that if they were to sit in one place too long that I might take my brush to them...which could be a bit of an exaggeration...
Well this is the tale of a dresser that my husband had loaded into our van to take to the local Goodwill center. He was tired of it in his garage.
When his back was turned I took it out and hid it away.
While he was at work I did this to it...
Lovely isn't it? Plywood and fake wood veneer really turns me on, lol! Nothing that a coat (or two...or three) can't fix.
Looking better already...
I had not originally planned on painting the back...
But when I looked and saw that it had what looked like two canvases on it I could not resist...I had an idea!
After three coats of paint that were allowed to dry thoroughly in front of the wood stove...snort.
I took what I thought would be the perfect circle size and proceeded to trace around it in pencil on the back.
Hmmm what am I up too you ask....
Yep...I'm painting on the outline of a little girl!
Sweet Girl helped me every step of the way. She determined hairstyle and skirt length.
And since there were two sides to the back it was only fair that Baby Boy got his own!
Big sister, little brother. Together forever...well until I decided to paint it again!
The kids had a great time doing this...
They have spent hours behind that dresser so far!
I left the sides of the dresser blank for free form fun! I did some minor tweaking of the front...
Here is what the drawer pulls looked like before...
After! Brushed nickel from Lowes.
Of course the screws that came with the new pulls were too short so I had to drill out all the holes!
And since the whole thing is painted with chalkboard paint it was just crying out to be doodled on!
About half way through the project I decided that it was going to be a cabinet to store all the kids' art supplies in. So of course I labeled each drawer with chalk. After I have gotten all the supplies exactly where I want I may paint the labels on but for now just chalk.
I love chalk!
Not to want the top to feel left out and neglected I did something fun up there too!
I painted 'I made this' on it then had a piece of 1/4 inch glass cut to fit the top. That way I can display some of the kids' artwork under the glass! Again being painted with chalkboard paint it can also be doodled on too!
I put little clear rubber bumpers at the corner to make it easy to slide the artwork in and out
There you have it...saved from Goodwill re-purposed dresser turned fun art supply storage/chalkboard cabinet!
Paint - half a can $7
Glass & bumpers $30
Fun factor - Priceless!