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earlier this year, someone from work was selling some old furniture, and i got this sudden inspiration to do a DIY dresser project!  i must have been watching too many home renovation shows, seeing how a fresh coat of paint and new hardware can transform kitchen cabinets or dressers.

having never done this before, i really had no idea what i was getting myself into when i bought this dresser.  thankfully, it was actually really easy to do this makeover, thanks to the awesome Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

no need to sand or prime, just a coat or two of paint, sand paper (for that antiqued look), and wax to seal it up.

i decided to spray paint the hardware as well, which was a bit more finicky with the need to get the right amount of coverage (but not too much) on all sides of the 2 different shaped handles.

so here’s the before and after (before photo courtesy of original owner).  what do you think?

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