The Other Project in the Master Reveal


Do you remember when I told y'all about the armoire found on craigslist and I said besides fixing that up I was also working on another project? Well, today I'm sharing that project and I do believe this is my favorite painted piece I have done and as y'all know I have painted quite a few.

This is a sneak peek I gave y'all and I think many of you thought I was painting the armoire.

But it wasn't the armoire I was painting it was my big brown dresser that I have wanted to paint for quite some time, but since all the other pieces in here were painted I needed one piece that wasn't painted to anchor the room. 

The armoire became the anchor so that meant I could go ahead and paint my dresser. In fact the room felt off balance with the armoire and the dresser both dark and fairly close to each other because nothing dark was on the other side of the room to balance it.

I mixed a custom color using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Chateau Gray mixed with Amy Howard One Step Paint in Luxe Gray. The Chateau Gray is very green and the Luxe Gray is a very light gray and the two mixed made a pretty pale green. 

I only painted the area around the drawers and doors in the custom color and the rest is Luxe Gray.

Clear and dark waxes were used to age the piece.

I used Gilder's Paste in Inca Gold on all the handles and I rubbed some on the decorative parts of the dresser.

I left the top in the original finish. Just ignore the dust, please.

I'm loving the way the finish turned out.

Here is what it looked like before.

I like the new look more.
The light is awful in our bedroom this time of year.

No expensive furniture was harmed. This was from a bedroom suite bought at Haverty's many years ago.

You can see the armoire reveal post here if you missed it.
How I made over the mirror here.
Lamps makeover here.


  1. It's beautiful, Kim, and I love that you made it two colors. It really accentuates the beautiful details.
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  2. I have struggled with our bedroom furniture myself. Every piece in our bedroom was mis-matched (by choice) antique piece other than our metal bed. All stained wood. I felt like it was too "hodge-podge". I bought two plain, inexpensive 3 drawer chests and painted them (chalk paint) for use as bed side chests. Nightstands and matching lamps I feel helped pull the other pieces together. Dresser and armoire are still stained wood along with a small side chair and a chest at end of bed. I do like your dresser painted. LOVE the top left stained. You are very talented with your painting!!

  3. Love it, Kim .. especially that you used the two colors!

  4. The dresser looks beautiful, Kim! I really like the two colors! Have a great Monday! Pam (

  5. WOW! That's beautiful!!!!! I love the color you madešŸ˜ That hardware looks fabulous with the gilders paste too! Gorgeous!

  6. Oh my heavens, that is gorgeous! I am in love with that Inca Gold!

  7. Oh Kim, I love it! I love the way you used your custom mixed color on the doors of the dresser! This looks really great.

  8. Looks the color and I love that you kept the original finish of the top!...The gold accents really set it off too!!!....Great job!....

  9. Kim,
    This is a great re love. I too like that you did the two colors. Have a great week.

  10. I like how you were able to mix your paints to make a custom color. I never think to do that! The dresser looks great in it's new color.

  11. I'm crushing on this piece. I like that you left the top wood. The contrast is nice as well as guiding touches.


  12. Beautiful!!! I love the idea of mixing colors to make your own, and I love the look of the dresser with the two tones!
    You are amazing and everything your touch is just beautiful!

  13. lovely transformation... so many are afraid to paint stained furniture... your piece turned out beautifully!

  14. Kim, this looks so much better! Good job!

  15. BEAUTIFUL Kim!! I bought paint a few months ago to paint my dresser but I haven't been in the mood to tackle it!

  16. Lighter & brighter. You have such a good eye for painting and waxing to create the perfect look.
    Michelle from

  17. I love the idea of two tones on such a big piece. I also love the very sweet grey-green you managed to create by mixing paints.

  18. Looks like I'm in the minority, but I like the original wood piece.

  19. I'm with GRANNA on this, prefer the before!

  20. Wow, amazing transformation! Love the gilded accents.

  21. gorgeous Kim, it really brightens up your room. that mirror really causes all the gilding to glow!

  22. Breathtaking Kim, love fact it made the piece look like an old piece you picked up on a european holiday.
    A piece to love.


    1. It is beautiful! It inspires me to try my hand at painting again.

  23. Kim! It turned out wonderful! I love the guilding you added!

  24. The dresser turned out. Great!! I love the two tone on the doors and dark top light bottom.
    Have a great day.

  25. What a beautiful new look for your dresser! Wish I had the nerve to paint my dresser. I'd be happy just to remove the attached mirror. I need a helper or a partner in projects to get a few things done around my house!

  26. It REALLY looks pretty. I love that you did 2 colors, that makes it look so nice! One of these days I will get the courage to paint a piece. Hope you are having a good weekend. My daughter and granddaughter are coming tomorrow and we'll go to the pool. Can't wait!