Waterfall Chest of Drawers Reveal | Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Makeover

Hello everybody! It’s been a long week away. I appreciate all of you who offered prayer and kind words after the sudden passing of my Uncle last week (read here to be updated).  My husband and I had a really great trip down to southern Georgia to be with my family and attend my Uncle’s memorial. It was a healing time together as a family, and my heart was warmed to be back in the real  south for a little while–in case you didn’t realize it, Texas isn’t the real south!

I have some beautiful pictures to share with you all later this week of the spring flowers and historic homes that fill the small town where my family lives, so be sure to check back in a few days. We got back in town last night, and besides laundry and the grocery store, on my task list today was to finish up the antique waterall chest of drawers I gave you a sneak peek of last week. I found some fantastic knobs for it at Hobby Lobby, gave it a good waxing, then set it up for some photos. For a reminder, here is what it looked like when I found it:

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and here is what it looks like now:

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I wrote in my last post about the paint I used, so I won’t do a detailed step by step here.  But as a quick reminder, the chest got one coat of ASCP Provence and then a light second cost of ASCP Provence mixed with 4 parts Old White.

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I used basic white acrylic paint for the hand-painting.  It’s easier to maneuver than chalk paint for those small details.  I sketched out the design on paper first, but then free-handed it on the drawers.  It’s not perfectly geometric, but I think that adds to the charm.

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The light orange knobs add great contrast but aren’t too busy to compete with the painted design.

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A fellow blogger commented on my last post that she may have been converted to the waterfall chest style after seeing the sneak peek of this makeover.  Like her, I’m not usually a fan of the art deco furniture, but I love how this cute little chest turned out.  The light blue and white hand painting has given it sophistication and those art deco details now add to the depth and character of the piece in a more elegant way.

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What do you think?  Is a waterfall chest re-do in your future?

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57 Comments on Waterfall Chest of Drawers Reveal | Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Makeover

    • Melanie
      April 7, 2014 at 8:01 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Mary. It was a fun project.

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  1. Yvonne @ StoneGable
    April 7, 2014 at 9:05 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh my goodness! WHat a wonderful makeover! I love love love this soooooo much! Pinning!

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    • Melanie
      April 8, 2014 at 7:08 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Yvonne! I was really happy with how it turned out.

      Reply
  2. Maria
    April 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm (5 months ago)

    What a beautiful dresser, I love the painted pattern! So pretty!

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    • Melanie
      April 8, 2014 at 7:09 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Maria. I appreciate you stopping by!

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  3. Theresa
    April 8, 2014 at 11:34 am (5 months ago)

    Glad to see you’ve returned safely. I am astounded by the art deco chest of drawers. What a transformation! Since I live near McKinney, I’m hoping to visit the shop which has your items on one of my vacation days this spring. We love walking the square and eating at the Pantry.

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    • Melanie
      April 8, 2014 at 5:08 pm (5 months ago)

      Ooh, yes, the Pantry! I would love a piece of pie from there right now :) Please do stop in soon Theresa :)

      Reply
  4. Mindie Hilton
    April 8, 2014 at 11:55 am (5 months ago)

    This turned out great! I would love for you to share at the Anything Goes weekly linky, if you have not already. Have a great Tuesday.

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    • Melanie
      April 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm (5 months ago)

      Hi Mindi! Thank you so much for stopping by and for commenting. I’ll be sure to check out your party.

      Reply
  5. Diane | An Extraordinary Day
    April 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm (5 months ago)

    Melanie…I would never have had the vision for that old dresser that you had. Seriously…it looks fabulous now. You are helping me see possibilities with old furniture styles that I really don’t care for. You make them look amazing!

    Thanks for sharing your dresser with us at Project Inspire{d}!!

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    • Melanie
      April 8, 2014 at 5:10 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you so much Diane. A little paint and creativity can do wonders for those less desirable pieces . . . I’m so glad you like it :) Have a great week!

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  6. Lucy @ Patina Paradise
    April 8, 2014 at 6:10 pm (5 months ago)

    Found your project via the SCOOP link party. What a great transformation! And I love that you choose orange knobs to compliment the blue! Great eye!

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    • Melanie
      April 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Lucy! I thought the orange knobs were a fun twist. Glad you liked them too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
    April 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm (5 months ago)

    It turned out beautifully, Melanie…love the color and your wonderful hand painting, too!

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    • Melanie
      April 9, 2014 at 7:11 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Linda! The hand-painting is a lot of fun to do.

      Reply
  8. Darrielle Tennenbaum
    April 9, 2014 at 10:35 am (5 months ago)

    So charming and so stinking cute! You did a a FAB job and I love it.

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    • Melanie
      April 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Darielle!

      Reply
  9. Katie @ Upcycled Treasures
    April 9, 2014 at 11:52 pm (5 months ago)

    What a beautiful piece, especially with all of the hand painted detail! I’d love it if you shared this over at The Makers link party going on at my blog, Upcycled Treasures.

    Pinned :)
    ~Katie

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    • Melanie
      April 11, 2014 at 9:18 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Katie! I shared!

      Reply
  10. Marie @ The Interior Frugalista
    April 10, 2014 at 12:57 am (5 months ago)

    Melanie your waterfall dresser is stunning…the color, the coral knobs and the creative hand painted details. Great job!

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    • Melanie
      April 11, 2014 at 9:18 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Marie. The hand-painting is so much fun. I appreciate your comment :)

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    • Melanie
      April 11, 2014 at 9:19 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Tabatha!

      Reply
  11. Jill Flory
    April 10, 2014 at 9:10 pm (5 months ago)

    That style furniture hasn’t ever been my first pick but after seeing it painted I have to say it’s quite lovely! Love the makeover you did!

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    • Melanie
      April 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Jill! I’m so happy with how it turned out. I appreciate your comment :)

      Reply
  12. Robin
    April 10, 2014 at 10:11 pm (5 months ago)

    Seeing this from your link at FFF….This is one of the prettiest transformations of a waterfall/art deco piece that I ever seen. Hope you don’t mind, but it got “Pinned”! :)
    Robin

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    • Melanie
      April 11, 2014 at 9:20 am (5 months ago)

      I certainly don’t mind the Pin, thank you for sharing it! I’m so glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by.

      Reply
  13. Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker
    April 10, 2014 at 11:27 pm (5 months ago)

    It’s very pretty! Furniture like that doesn’t exist here (most people have new pressboard furniture–not real wood). I think you’ve done a fantastic job.

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    • Melanie
      April 11, 2014 at 9:20 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Brandy. Where do you live? It’s getting harder and harder in my area to find good, old solid wood pieces too.

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    • Melanie
      April 11, 2014 at 9:20 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Karen!

      Reply
  14. Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    April 12, 2014 at 4:59 am (5 months ago)

    Beautiful! I love the colors you chose, both for paint and the knobs. Great detail design, too. Thank you so much for sharing this at History & Home this week. Take care – Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

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    • Melanie
      April 12, 2014 at 10:23 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Dawn! Thanks for hosting a fun and unique party.

      Reply
  15. Jess
    April 12, 2014 at 8:01 am (5 months ago)

    Love this!! It’s amazing how some paint can transform something old into something new! And great job on the detailing free-handed…it looks great! You may have inspired me for some future projects :)

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    • Melanie
      April 12, 2014 at 10:20 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Jess. Hand-painting is a lot of fun! I hope you give it a try sometime. Thanks for stopping by :)

      Reply
  16. Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    April 12, 2014 at 8:32 am (5 months ago)

    What a transformation! I love the color you picked and the adorable design.

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    • Melanie
      April 12, 2014 at 10:18 am (5 months ago)

      Thanks Jenna! I’m happy with how the design turned out. Have a great weekend :)

      Reply
  17. Kristyn Grewell
    April 12, 2014 at 8:35 am (5 months ago)

    Simply beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the detail on the drawer fronts make it a really special piece.

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    • Melanie
      April 12, 2014 at 10:17 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Kristyn! I so appreciate you stopping by.

      Reply
  18. Danielle
    April 12, 2014 at 5:34 pm (5 months ago)

    Stunning! I LOVE the knobs too. x

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    • Melanie
      April 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Danielle! I think the knobs are fun too.

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  19. Linda Greiss
    April 12, 2014 at 8:27 pm (5 months ago)

    Your dresser make over is fantastic! Love the colors, hand painted patterns and orange knobs!

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  20. Catherine Short
    April 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm (5 months ago)

    I love this color combination. It’s amazing what a coat of paint does to create a whole new look.

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    • Melanie
      April 13, 2014 at 7:49 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Catherine. Yes, paint can make a huge difference!

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    • Melanie
      April 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you Zhenya. Have a great week :)

      Reply
  21. Shauna @ Momma Candy
    April 14, 2014 at 1:15 am (5 months ago)

    Love this idea! Perfect timing, too! I have a dresser that is in need of some renovation.

    Visiting from SITS

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    • Melanie
      April 15, 2014 at 9:17 pm (5 months ago)

      Hi Shauna! Thanks so much for coming over. Hope this gives you some inspiration for your own dresser project.

      Reply
  22. Ooh La La Petite Boutique
    April 14, 2014 at 4:40 pm (5 months ago)

    I love the dress, the colors and the knobs. The color of the knobs matches very well with the color of the dresser.
    Beautiful work…

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    • Melanie
      April 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks so much! I’m thrilled you like it. Have a great week :)

      Reply
  23. Deborah
    April 15, 2014 at 8:01 am (5 months ago)

    It turned out fantastic. I’m not a fan of Art Deco either, but I think in the case of waterfall dressers, it’s the diagonal pattern of veneer that I really don’t like. The other details like the beading on this are so pretty. The dresser is beautiful now! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

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    • Melanie
      April 15, 2014 at 9:18 pm (5 months ago)

      Yes Deborah, I agree about the diagonal veneer, not my style either. So glad you like the makeover though, and I appreciate you stopping by :)

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    • Melanie
      April 16, 2014 at 9:39 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Denise!!

      Reply
  24. Kammy's Korner
    April 28, 2014 at 9:09 pm (4 months ago)

    You’ve got to be kidding me! I’ve had this EXACT waterfall dresser sitting in my barn now for around two years- mostly because the right inspiration hasn’t it me! I had a lady see it once and ask if I would paint it bright orange for her. I just couldn’t handle the thought, and then she found something else she liked – thank goodness! :) I LOVE this and am pinning! Would also love for you to link up to the Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday Party over on Kammy’s Korner.

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    • Melanie
      April 30, 2014 at 7:33 am (4 months ago)

      Thank you Kammy for the pin! I hope maybe now you can have some inspiration for that old waterfall chest of yours. Normally they aren’t my style, so I had to hunt around for something to do with it that would make it feel more “me”. I so appreciate you stopping by, and thanks for the party invite!

      Reply

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