Decorating. Does. Not. Have. To. Be. Expensive.  I can’t say that enough!  (and yet I say it over and over☺) It really and truly doesn’t!

I have been working on redoing my Master bedroom (you can see a couple of earlier posts here and here)  and this project for that room was a quick, cheap and easy one!  ANYONE can do this one and make a boring, tired piece of old furniture (even IKEA furniture) into something that looks amazing!

I have had this IKEA dresser for a few years now and it is still functional so hated to get rid of it.  I really do love the size and shape of it.  However, it was really in need of… “something”.That “something” turned out to be a nice coat of paint.  I whipped out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® one day and give it a quick paint job!   I didn’t move the dresser (just propped it up on some blocks) or prep it in any way,  just went to town.  I am soo glad that I did and it really was easy peasy.  I put one, yes one, coat of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint® in Duck Egg Blue on the dresser and what a transformation.  After painting, I didn’t even change the hardware because I loved how the dark hardware stood out on the beautiful blue paint.  Check it out…What a difference and it took less than 2 hours and about a quarter of a quart of Chalk Paint®.  I really do think that paint is one of the easiest and cheapest re-decorating tools and it doesn’t take much to make something old look new and beautiful again.  Give it a try and let me know how your piece turned out!

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  1. USS Crafty says:

    Great transformation, and that's such a lovely color! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  2. Love this transformation Lisa! You're totally right this piece already had great bones. I love this style and the hardware too. But wow, just that one coat of Duck Egg made it shine all over again. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your bedroom redo. I'm about to start working on one of mine too now that the kitchen is finished. I swear, there's always something to work on which makes it really exciting. Hugs for a happy week, CoCo

    • Thanks Coco! I had a lovely chuckle because you are so right that there is ALWAYS something to work on! That is the fun of it though I think; seeing how something so little can make such a big impact on a space. I will be looking forward to seeing your room transformations as well! Such fun 🙂 Have a wonderful time!!

  3. Lisa, what a wonderful transformation! Annie Sloan Duck Egg is my favorite too and you are so right, it really is one of the best decorating tools!
    Thanks for sharing on Something to Talk About!

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