Waterfall Chest of Drawers Reveal: Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

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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:


and here is what it looks like now:


Painting Furniture with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint is taking over the world 🙂   The last post included the paint process I used, so I won’t do a detailed step by step here.  

But as a quick reminder, the chest got one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint “Provence” and then a light second coat of ASCP Provence mixed with 4 parts Old White.



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.



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


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.


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


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Kammy's Korner

Monday 28th of April 2014

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.


Wednesday 30th of April 2014

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!

Denise... On a Whim

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

This is so very lovely! what a wonderful paint job :)


Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Thank you Denise!!


Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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


Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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 :)

Ooh La La Petite Boutique

Monday 14th of April 2014

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...


Tuesday 15th of April 2014

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

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