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Monday, October 14, 2013

31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Cute Little Dresser with Chalkboard Labels

Although I got a little behind with the big HomeShed sale this weekend, I’m not having a problem coming up with 31 Junk posts because there are so many things that I’ve been meaning to blog about and haven’t.  For example, this was a project I did for The HomeShed’s spring sale, way back in April.  It’s about time I shared it, don’t you think?

little green dresser

Before:
dresser before
During:green painted dresser

I painted this in January in the Red Granite Farm greenhouse.  Even in January in Iowa, the greenhouse heated up to 70 or 80 degrees when the sun was out.  But when the sun went down, it cooled off again.  I’m not sure that the temperature fluctuations are really great for paint that is curing, but it turned out okay.

green painted headboard

I also painted a twin headboard to match.  But I wanted these pieces to be really special – something you couldn’t buy anywhere else…

green painted dresser

…so I taped off the rectangles and painted those with chalkboard paint.  I also painted the inset part of the headboard with chalkboard paint (which I then neglected to get a picture of.)

green dresser chalkboard labels

This set (along with a window frame painted the same color) went home with a friend, who posted these pictures on her facebook page.  I shamelessly stole them to show you.

green dresser chalkboard drawers

I pictured the headboard above the dresser, like a message board, but Jenn had an even better idea.  Isn’t this adorable in her son’s room!?!? (By the way, Jenn blogs here and is an amazing photographer in Central Iowa.  She took my family pictures.)

chalkboard headboar

What do you think? I think it’s cute, cute, cute!!!
This post is part of 31 Days of Decorating with Junk: Vintage, Antique and Unique for your Home and Garden.

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31 Days of Decorating with Junk Posts:

31 Days of Decorating with Junk Introduction
Farmhouse Style Front Porch 
Modern Farmhouse Design 
Repurposed Upright Piano 
Our Exterior Makeover Reveal
Adjustable Game Table Makeover (In a Ballard Designs Whitewashed Style) 
The HomeShed's September Sale & Fall Decor Inspiration 
Proof that I'm a HardCore Junker
My Gallery Wall
HomeShed Sale Preview and Christmas Inspiration
Cute Green Dresser with Chalkboard Labels
My Favorite Paint for Antique Furniture
Kris's Cabin Tour
Essential Tools for Repurposing
Making a Custom Glaze
Fixing a Stripped Out Screw Hole
How to Make Your Home Your Own
Spray or Brush?
Five from the Archives
Owning a Junky Business Part 1
Owning a Junky Business Part 2
1840 House
Simple Vintage Halloween
Five (More) from the Archives
Crib Spring Repurpose
Owning a Junky Business Part 3
Quick Chair-Do
Pallet Wall Art
Not So Junky Basement
Owning a Junky Business Part 4
31 Days Wrap Up




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