One Room Challenge Week 5 – Painting Progress

Hello everyone! Here we are at week 5 of the one room challenge.  Only one week to go…and then, in theory, this room should be complete.  One would think 6 weeks is ample time to complete a room {and please note, I actually started on this project BEFORE the ORC even started! So I had a head start – and I’m still not where I’d like to be.} You’re probably not interested in the excuses for my lack of progress. You’re thinking, ‘show me some pictures!’

So here we go.

This week, I thought I’d tackle the the dresser.  It was stained in a medium wood tone.  And it needed to be lightened to match the gray walls and white furniture.

Here’s the before…

DRESSER BEFORE home in the northwest

This weekend, I dug out my Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.  A few coats of paint, some sanding and a coat of Annie Sloan clear wax, and the task was complete!

dresser painted with annie sloan chalk paint pure home in the northwest

Did you notice the little lamp got a bit of pink spraypaint?!  The first picture above shows it in dark bronze. And the next picture shows it  in all it’s pink glory.

Back to the dresser….I really hadn’t planned on going with a distressed look {or as Emmie is calling it, an ‘old time look’}.  But as I was sanding down the chalk paint, it started to rough up the edges.  It was hard to avoid since the bottom layer was a wood finish.  So….I went with it. I can always add more paint later if I get tired of it.  But for now, it’ll just disguise any bumps or scratches that it receives from its 7 year old roommate!

Here is a closer look….

dresser painted with annie sloan chalk paint pure home in the northwest

The old wooden drawer pulls were updated with a little glass pull.  Very feminine {and very cheap! $2.97 at Lowes!}.

I’m happy with it.  And I think Emmie has adjusted to the ‘old time look’.

You might be wondering how my bed building progress is going?!  Well, let’s just say it’s not.  I have to say, I’m not sure it’ll get completed in time.   But don’t give up on me yet! The bed WILL get done. It just may not be done by week 6.

Make sure you come back next week for the final reveal!


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  1. Jeanne Fox says:

    Your dresser is looking lovely and good luck with putting that bed together.

  2. Gotta love ASCP….so easy to work with although I don’t really like the wax part:) Chest looks good and the pink lamp is a fun touch.

  3. beautiful job on the dresser! loving the new knobs and you definitely won’t have to worry about little mishaps with a distressed look ;)

  4. Love the dresser. Good luck on that bed. I know you will win out in the end.

  5. The dresser and lamp are so cute… Amazing what some paint can do! So you need to build a bed…and I need to build a faux fireplace mantle- “We can do it! We can do it! Yes we can!!!”

  6. The dresser looks awesome! I like the old time look. The pink lamp is so cute too.

  7. That Annie Sloan paint is a miracle worker … the dresser looks beautiful and so fresh! Good luck with the bed! xo

  8. Great job on the dresser! I am a sucker for glass knobs and love that detail. I am guessing the bed will get finished (at least enough for final photos!!!) but don’t sweat it, this room is looking fab!

  9. Looks fantastic! Can’t wait to see the finale!

  10. Gotta love chalk paint! Looks great!

  11. I love anything pink! And could not live without chalk paint! Looks great!

  12. You did a fabulous job on that dresser. Isn’t it amazing what a different paint color can do to a piece of furniture. Looking forward to next week.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  13. It’s looking good! I love those glass pulls, they really add to the “old time look,”

  14. that dresser turned out just perfect! cant wait to see more!

  15. The dresser looks great! Good luck with the bed!! Can’t wait to see it all come together!

  16. Such a big fan of chalk paint!

  17. I have yet to try out my chalk paint so seeing yours look so pretty is incentive. Can’t wait to see how it all turns out!

    xo Mary Jo


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