Updated Furniture the Easy Way

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It’s that time again! Time for my friends and I to share our makeovers for Furniture Fixer Uppers Day. This is always a blast for me because I love to share a new makeover and show you what my friends are up to as well. You’ll see theirs features in a bit. Today, this beautiful Lexington dresser is going to help me show you updated furniture can be super easy.

Vintage Lexington Dresser Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I will be perfectly honest that I really did NOT want to do anything to this piece since it’s beautiful as is. However, the fact that it had scratches and I had no interest in refinishing it since it is made of veneers and the stain color is so…orange, I had to do something.

I actually got an entertainment armΓ³ire with it as well that has its own issues. In a later post I will show you what that becomes, so stay tuned!

Vintage Lexington Bedroom Set by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

*post is sponsored by Zibra and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

This set is huge, heavy, and full of potential. Many of you ask me time and time again about pieces that you own and love, but aren’t happy with the current style it is. You are looking for a way to update without having to paint or refinish yourself. So, here is my goal: to take a perfectly fine piece in current condition that will not only create updated furniture, but make both those who love a new look and those who love wood happy. There’s no sanding involved, no removal of hardware or glass, all you need is the right tools. Stay with me here.

Enter in these awesome brushes by Zibra. I have raved about them and will continue to do so because they are the next best thing to sliced bread. haha.

Zibra Brush Selection for Updated Furniture | prodigalpieces.com

This set above showcases 3 of the 8 I offer in my shop. As I work I will explain why I chose each one for different jobs. Also, for today, I’m using a new paint color by Dixie Belle called Caviar.

Dixie Belle Chalk Mineral Paint in Caviar via Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Yes, this is paint and I intend to you use it. tsk. But, how I’m going to use it is key. Notice the statement above: “No prep work? No kidding!” With only one coat I will show you how to retain the wood presence but update it to a new look.

First, I begin by wiping everything down to get a clean surface to start on, then the fun begins! I use my Square Brush to tackle the mirror and all its ornate details. Why? This brush allows me to cut-in the mirror easy-peasy with no tape and fill in all those nooks and crannies.

Painting Mirror with Zibra Square Brush and Caviar Black by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Working in small batches, I brush on a light coat and wipe off excess with a soft cloth. This leaves behind the caviar black to highlight the wood. Kinda like a glazing as I’ve shown in these posts, but with more of a presence.

Wiping Paint off of Ornate Mirror by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You are going to continue this process over the entire piece. For the dresser cabinet, I used my Stubby Brush to get the look I’m after.

Painting Dresser Top Black by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Dresser Looks Like a Hot Mess, but is it? | prodigalpieces.com

Looking like a hot mess, right? Stay with me… You don’t want to coat the entire surface, but just get enough paint on that you can work it around, again in small batches. Wipe in direction of the grain and blend until it all flows together.

You may make a mess on yourself, but no worries as this natural paint will cause you no harm and is easy to clean up. You could wear gloves, but getting messy is so fun!

Chalk Mineral Paint on Hand | prodigalpieces.com

Now for the drawers. This set has a mix of acrylic and brass pulls and I leave them right where they are. I use my Fan Brush to tackle the drawer fronts. It allows me to catch the trim and fill in nicely around each pull. I work one drawer at at time, brushing paint on and then using the cloth to remove excess.

Zibra Fan Brush for Drawers Fronts | prodigalpieces.com

This all goes very quickly and I’m done in no-time. You could stop right there, but if you prefer a topcoat like I did, you can use a black wax to seal it all in. Use either a soft cotton cloth to apply and remove excess with buffing. Let cure and you’re done!

Waxing Dresser with Black Wax by Dixie Belle Paint Company | prodigalpieces.com

This piece now has a whole new vibe to it and I didn’t have to do much to it at all. Even JC when he first saw the after, gasped and said, “Cool. It looks old now”. This coming from my man of few words and wood lover himself. It translates to me, “It’s absolutely awesome!!”

Vintage Lexington Oak Triple Dresser Refinished with a New Look by Prodigal Pieces | Get the details at prodigalpieces.com

Black Washed Lexington Dresser by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Open Dresser Drawer of Lexington Triple Drawer Dresser by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

No sanding, no removing hardware, and no prep work. Could it be any easier? I think not. The best part is you could do this with any color of paint for a washed effect. The options are limitless.

Mirrored Lexington Dresser gets New Look by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Carved Ornate Details of Lexington Furniture Dresser Mirror | prodigalpieces.com

JC even asked if we could keep it since he loves it that much. Well…that says enough in itself. As much as we’d like to, we don’t need this piece, so it’s yours for the taking in my shop. (SOLD)

Shop Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Lexington Victorian Dresser Updated by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Time for some goodies for you! You know I’m all about inspiring you to give DIY a try and Zibra and I are giving away a brush prize package to get you started. Woot! Easy entry – just fill out the widget below (daily even for extra entries). Winner will be announced via email and will have 24 hours to respond so check your email and spam! Open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age and older. GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

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Update your outdated furniture the easy way. No sanding, no prep work, just DIY! Get the details here at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next, this plant stand deserves to get a fresh new look.

Vintage Plant Stand Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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158 Comments

  • Karen R

    What a great look. I love the dark β€œglazing effect” on the wood finish.

    September 28, 2017 at 6:16 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Karen. Using paint this way is so easy and effective.

      September 28, 2017 at 7:33 am Reply
  • helen

    Larissa, I love reading your messages as well as your super tips on how to get the best out of old/damaged furniture. I wish i could visit your shop BUT being in England that might be a little difficult. Anyhow I shall continue to read with interest and learn as I go.
    Thank you for helping all of us budding furniture-do-uppers.

    September 28, 2017 at 6:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You can visit since I’m online only! πŸ˜‰ We do ship to England too, just contact me with your postal address and items of interest for a quote. Thanks so much for the love!

      September 28, 2017 at 7:34 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I’d paint an end table. Actually, exactly like the Interior Frugalista is featuring so I’m going to click over there.

    September 28, 2017 at 6:59 am Reply
  • Deb

    This is such a beautiful redo! I just love it!

    September 28, 2017 at 7:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m so happy you think so, Deb! πŸ˜€

      September 28, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Candy

    Beautiful! I would do my china cabinet.

    September 28, 2017 at 7:05 am Reply
  • Gina

    Beautiful work, as usual!

    September 28, 2017 at 7:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Gina.

      September 28, 2017 at 7:35 am Reply
  • Rhonda

    OMG! This is beautiful.

    September 28, 2017 at 7:45 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are too cute. Thank you!

      September 28, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply
  • Jewell

    Love the update. Good work as always.

    September 28, 2017 at 7:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for the vote of confidence, Jewell!

      September 28, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply
  • Tina Sarber

    Just stunning, as usual!!!

    September 28, 2017 at 8:05 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Hugs to you, Tina, for making my day!

      September 28, 2017 at 8:47 am Reply
  • Debra Wise

    Who but you could take an ordinary orange piece of furniture and transform it to such a beautiful piece! It looks so natural. Love, love, love it. As always great job and thanks for being such an inspiration.

    September 28, 2017 at 8:09 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Your words mean so much, Debra, as I truly try to honor each piece that crosses my path. Thank you!!

      September 28, 2017 at 8:49 am Reply
  • Michele Branham

    I love, love, love this! The paint really brought out the beauty in this piece.

    September 28, 2017 at 8:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I had a vision and wasn’t sure it would come out the way I had it in my head, but when I started I felt a wave of relief. I really wanted this piece to shine. Thank you, Michele!!

      September 28, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Lisa Viles

    That is quite a transformation with so little effort! I love it! I will need to try this on a piece of my furniture that I love/hate!

    September 28, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much, Lisa! Surely do try and I’d love to hear from you. πŸ™‚

      September 28, 2017 at 8:52 am Reply
  • Holly

    Yep- I gasped! This is gorgeous!

    September 28, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So awesome!! Thank you.

      September 28, 2017 at 8:56 am Reply
  • Carole

    I love this! Question?? Do you think I could do this on my lovely orange oak kitchen cabinets?

    September 28, 2017 at 8:27 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome! You sure could with the Dixie Belle paints. A basic latex would not adhere quite the same. You can even use a strong topcoat the offer as well – just depends on your finish preference.

      September 28, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
  • Claudine

    I absolutely love this transformation! I really appreciate how you tell us which brush is best for which job, Larissa, thanks for sharing your knowledge! πŸ™‚

    September 28, 2017 at 8:29 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yippee!! That is so good to hear, Claudine. Thank you! I love my Zibra brushes.

      September 28, 2017 at 8:59 am Reply
  • Tonya K

    Beautiful piece! If I won, I would use the brushes on an old display cabinet I have that needs some love.

    September 28, 2017 at 8:39 am Reply
  • Elaine

    Love it! It looks like a rich wood now! The ideas you come up with in your makeovers are amazing!

    September 28, 2017 at 8:46 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You are a fun gal, Elaine! Thank you for making me giggle. πŸ˜€

      September 28, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
  • Kaycee F

    Larissa, girl this is amazing, I like how the Dixie Bell paint applied in is manner still lets the beauty of the wood be the star! It looks easier to apply with the Zibra paint brushes, and not having to tape areas off is huge. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

    September 28, 2017 at 8:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Fist pump!! Thank you, Kaycee! I really didn’t want to hid that beautiful oak veneer and am so pleased with the outcome of this.

      September 28, 2017 at 9:15 am Reply
  • Mary Kaiser

    I Love how that turned out, it is amazing. Gotta love something that easy that turns out that beautiful!!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:00 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Totally fun for me to see this vision come to life. Thanks, Mary!

      September 28, 2017 at 9:20 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    WOW. That is Gorgeous! My kind of technique; quick and easy. :}
    Would love to win your brush set.
    The new brushes that hubby brought home for me, I just wasn’t satisfied with their performance; loosing bristles in my painted project :{ His idea of good brushes and my idea are a world apart. He hates painting so he has no clue when it comes to good – semi good brushes for painting or staining brushes.
    First thing I would paint is 4 chairs to go with my new painted table.
    Thank You for the wonderful giveaway opportunity.

    September 28, 2017 at 9:03 am Reply
    • ColleenB.~Texas

      Pinned

      September 28, 2017 at 9:10 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…I hear that. They will learn! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the love.

      September 28, 2017 at 9:21 am Reply
  • Patri

    All of your work is great! But I have to admit, that turned out way better than I expected!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Awesome!! hahaha…I think. πŸ˜‰

      September 28, 2017 at 9:23 am Reply
  • Rebecca - Knoxville,TN

    Nice update. Love how you can still see the grain and especially the carvings – beautiful! The next thing I plan to tackle is an old cedar chest πŸ™‚

    September 28, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply
  • Donna Gonzalez

    Glad to see I’m not the only one that doesn’t like to wear gloves.

    September 28, 2017 at 9:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, only when I have to. They get in the way!

      September 28, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply
  • susan martin

    Wow! You’d never know it was that orangey stain before! Love it!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Good to hear! Thanks, Susan.

      September 28, 2017 at 10:07 am Reply
  • Jolinda

    I would have never thought of doing that. It is a new old piece and I love it.

    September 28, 2017 at 9:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s what JC said. I was so surprised he got what I was after! haha…

      September 28, 2017 at 10:08 am Reply
  • Brandi Bryant

    I love this technique. Thanks for all of your inspiration and tips. I would paint a hutch my Aunt gave me. Thanks for the giveaway.

    September 28, 2017 at 9:51 am Reply
  • Susan

    I like that the orange got toned down, great technique to change that orange overload. What happens if you wax this, will it effect the paint?

    September 28, 2017 at 9:51 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It sure made me feel better that it was hidden. πŸ˜‰ I waxed this as I showed above, so it doesn’t change it, neither would a different topcoat. Perfect for those orange kitchen cabinets.

      September 28, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Donna Marchlewski

    Love the dresser!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:57 am Reply
  • Marcie Lovett

    Love the way the black paint “dirties” it up enough to add interest.

    September 28, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, it just needed that orange toned down. Thanks!

      September 28, 2017 at 10:09 am Reply
  • Kelly Youngblood

    Wow, I can’t believe how easy (as compared to completely sanding and refinishing wood) it was to get such a “rich”, antique look on this piece of furniture. While I’ve seen plenty of whitewashed pieces, I never thought of blackwashing to get an antiqued look. Thanks for always bringing something new to the table (or dresser — lol).

    September 28, 2017 at 9:59 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh yes, so many ways to create texture. I love it! πŸ˜€

      September 28, 2017 at 10:10 am Reply
  • joanne

    Great job on the dresser. If won II’d dig out my stash of picture frames and get busy.

    September 28, 2017 at 10:06 am Reply
  • Moonalisa Crabass

    This turned out so beautiful! It gives me hope, for a very orangy China cabinet we have! Not to mention, all of those other project pieces, in the garage! So pick my name, already…I need those brushes! ?

    September 28, 2017 at 10:13 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…I wish I could send them to all of you!

      September 28, 2017 at 11:09 am Reply
  • Toni

    Oh my goodness, it is beautiful!!

    September 28, 2017 at 10:17 am Reply
    • Larissa

      What a delight to hear! Thank you.

      September 28, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Jolinda

    oops, I forgot to put that I would finally paint my coffee and end table.

    September 28, 2017 at 10:20 am Reply
    • Larissa

      No worries. I love the love. πŸ˜€

      September 28, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Maria

    Love it!! I want to try this on my own dresser!!!!

    September 28, 2017 at 10:28 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s the spirit, Maria!!

      September 28, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Shelly

    Energy, imagiation, and enthusiasm are easy, but where do you find the time?!! Have used many of your ideas, styles, and methods and always look forward to learning more. Thanx!

    September 28, 2017 at 10:36 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee. I truly work nonstop on many things. I think I’m wired differently since my grandma was the same way. We called her the energizer bunny!

      September 28, 2017 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Mary T

    I just love reading your Blogs and seeing how you can bring life back into old furniture πŸ™‚

    September 28, 2017 at 10:41 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Your kind words mean much, Mary. Thank you!

      September 28, 2017 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Beth

    Larissa I love the result! That dresser really has a presence now. I’m going to try this on some of my oak shelves!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

    September 28, 2017 at 10:49 am Reply
    • Larissa

      So cool to hear, Beth! I hope you have fun.

      September 28, 2017 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Linda Petteys

    My dining room table needs a do-over and funny thing is I wanted this same look for that. thank you!

    September 28, 2017 at 10:55 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Excellent! Great minds create alike, I say. πŸ˜‰

      September 28, 2017 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Julie Britton

    I have an entertainment center that I cannot stand that this would be perfect for.

    September 28, 2017 at 11:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Perfect project piece for this!

      September 28, 2017 at 11:14 am Reply
  • kimmylouwho

    you are so creative and brave! I always worry that I will ruin something so it paralyzes me with my project. I would LOVE those brushes as I am going to paint a stained dresser for my guest room. I have had the dresser for 2 years and want to get it done before Christmas!!

    September 28, 2017 at 11:10 am Reply
  • Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    Love the new look…it really accentuates all those beautiful details!! XOXO

    September 28, 2017 at 11:14 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Buh-bye orange!! hahaha… Thanks, Christy.

      September 28, 2017 at 11:29 am Reply
  • Joanne

    Hi! Love your makeover! Love the fact it was SO easy. Have you tried turning an orangey wood piece to a lighter color like gray or white? Would love to do this to my bathroom vanity.
    Thanks!

    September 28, 2017 at 11:28 am Reply
  • Mary

    I have the perfect piece to try this with!

    September 28, 2017 at 11:41 am Reply
  • Cathy

    Gorgeous! Gives me inspiration for my bedroom furniture

    September 28, 2017 at 11:52 am Reply
    • Larissa

      That’s what it’s all about! Thanks, Cathy.

      September 28, 2017 at 12:02 pm Reply
  • Marie

    Okay, I’m going to be totally honest here and say that I did utter, out loud, an expletive while reading this post. Are you (blank) kidding me! I can’t believe the difference a wash of black paint made on this fabulous but ugly orange dresser! I can’t wait to see what the Armoire is going to look like after you work your magic, Larissa.

    September 28, 2017 at 12:03 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      bwahahaha!! You are hilarious, Marie. I told you I was wearing a target! πŸ˜€ Soooo glad you like it!

      September 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Sherry Fram

    Love the makeover!! I would reprint my armoire in my bedroom. It needs it bad!!

    September 28, 2017 at 12:21 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yay to hear, Sherry!

      September 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm Reply
  • Susan B

    What a beautiful transformation!

    September 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Susan. πŸ™‚

      September 28, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply
  • Carolyn J Kiser

    Love this; would never have thought of doing it. But I have a similar piece and that is probably what I would repaint first with my new brushes.

    September 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Works for me! Thank you.

      September 28, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply
  • Patti

    My husband recently made a beautiful bench from a headboard that I found at Restore. It has yet to be painted, so I would use these to paint it!

    September 28, 2017 at 1:34 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Go hubby! Sounds like a perfect piece.

      September 28, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Mary Beth

    You are amazing, Larissa! This turned out beautifully, as usual.

    September 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Mary Beth. It was fun to see it anew.

      September 28, 2017 at 1:54 pm Reply
  • Ann

    The timing of this post is perfect! I just brought home an oak dresser, but wasn’t looking forward to spending a lot of time on it. Thank you for sharing your giftings and talent with us! Those brushes look wonderful.

    September 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Saweet!! My pleasure to share, Ann.

      September 28, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply
  • Gail Ebeling

    Very clever and great for a quick instant pick my room up and instant gratification.

    September 28, 2017 at 1:45 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes! That’s the best part for me. Thanks. πŸ™‚

      September 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply
  • Cindy

    I absolutely love what you did with this dresser set Larissa…it’s both masculine and feminine all at the same time! I’ve been hearing so much about these brushes…excited to enter the giveaway!

    September 28, 2017 at 1:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks! I think that’s why JC liked it so. Hope you win!

      September 28, 2017 at 2:59 pm Reply
  • Suzanne

    So Pretty!!!! I love the rustic feel πŸ™‚

    September 28, 2017 at 2:56 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Suzanne!

      September 28, 2017 at 3:02 pm Reply
  • Cornelia L Short

    Wow, I’m impressed and I don’t know if you remember but I left a comment about how I have a dresser very similar and I’ve been wanting too update mine.
    Thanks for sharIng this painting techniqu!
    Cornelia

    September 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Yes, I do. My pleasure to share!

      September 28, 2017 at 3:10 pm Reply
  • Linda

    The dresser looks fabulous. I would like to see apiece completely covered though.

    September 28, 2017 at 3:05 pm Reply
  • Carol San Diego

    I can’t believe the difference in that dresser. It’s absolutely gorgeous!

    September 28, 2017 at 4:02 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I’m super happy you think so!

      September 28, 2017 at 7:24 pm Reply
  • Julie Briones

    Nice transformation… So this paint works like a stain, as well. Interesting. πŸ™‚

    September 28, 2017 at 5:34 pm Reply
  • Patty Soriano

    Yay! another chance at these brushes! I would probably use them for a table, since I have so many of those. Love this piece you’ve done with the black. Never would have guessed how good it could look as more of a stain.

    September 28, 2017 at 6:03 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That sounds like the perfect project!

      September 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm Reply
  • Tori

    I loved this post! The transformation was amazing!! I have some pieces I hate, but this just might “redeem” them for me!! Those would be the things I would paint firstborn if I won the brushes!! I’m addicted to your site and all the make-overs!!

    September 28, 2017 at 6:32 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You’re in the right mindset! Woot! Thank you so much for the love. It means much!

      September 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    Very pretty, Larissa – I love the new look! Really made it more modern. <3

    September 28, 2017 at 7:45 pm Reply
  • Maryann Smith

    It’s so hard to decide whether to paint a beautiful piece like that or not. If it hadn’t been so orange, I would have voted no. Can’t wait to see the armoire makeover.

    September 28, 2017 at 7:57 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Paint can be easily removed if anyone ever desires. Armoire coming soon!

      October 1, 2017 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    I love the new look. The details really stand out now. I bought a couple of Zibra brushes at Home Depot because I had a gift certificate. They are the best brushes ever.

    September 28, 2017 at 8:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks, Debra! So happy to hear you love the brushes too.

      October 1, 2017 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Terri Hughes

    WOW……what a big difference. Beautiful!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:40 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for the love, Terri!

      October 1, 2017 at 6:43 am Reply
  • Kathy Owen

    I would have never thought of that paint technique. The piece looks awesome now. Great job Larissa. Now I have a new technique to try!

    September 28, 2017 at 9:47 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Kathy! I hope you do give it a try as I think you’ll rock it. πŸ˜€

      October 1, 2017 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Charlene

    Gorgeous !!!!!!

    September 28, 2017 at 10:04 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Charlene!

      October 1, 2017 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Brenda

    Really like how this dresser turned out. I was skeptical when I first started going through the pictures but was pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing.

    September 29, 2017 at 12:02 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It was scary, right? hahaha… Thanks for the love!

      October 1, 2017 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Annette

    The first thing I”d paint is a stand for my TV. I need something long, like a credenza, and have been keeping an eye out for a used one.

    September 29, 2017 at 12:44 am Reply
  • September Whisenant

    Amazing transformation especially for a veneered piece. I would use brushes on some cabinet doors that I’ve been planning on turning into chalkboardsTo give as gifts.

    September 29, 2017 at 1:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Sounds like a wonderful gift.

      October 1, 2017 at 6:44 am Reply
  • Chanelle

    I LOVE how this gives the look of a stain but is so simple to do. I am so curious to see how this technique would work with brightly colored paint!

    September 29, 2017 at 4:12 am Reply
    • Larissa

      I’ve used this technique many times in many shades and love the ease of it. Try it out and see! πŸ˜€

      October 1, 2017 at 6:45 am Reply
  • ColleenB.~Texas

    Can’t wait to see the armΓ³ire once finished.
    Again; Thank U 4 this wonderful giveaway opportunity

    September 29, 2017 at 4:44 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Coming up next week!

      October 1, 2017 at 6:45 am Reply
  • Dee Dee

    Oh My Gosh! When I first began reading this post I thought, “How in this world is she going to improve on this dresser????”. WOW, I tell you this is one of my very favorite makeovers. You’ve always surprised me with your talent and creativity and I continue to be wowed. Thank you so much for sharing your brilliance with us!

    October 1, 2017 at 10:04 am Reply
    • Larissa

      haha…I’m so glad it made you think otherwise. Dee Dee. My pleasure to share what I love.

      October 3, 2017 at 6:02 am Reply
  • Terri Tervort

    Just beautiful! The finish now looks amazing, I love the deep richness it gives to the wood and doesn’t look painted. I love visiting your site and seeing your makeovers. We are doing a fairly big, for us, is reno project. I would really love to receive the brushes, they would be very useful to us.

    October 1, 2017 at 1:39 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you for saying so, Terri. The brushes would be so handy.

      October 3, 2017 at 6:02 am Reply
  • Kristina

    It is amazing how the wood still shines through! I absolutely love this piece!

    October 1, 2017 at 8:48 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      So awesome to hear. Thank you, Kristina!

      October 3, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Janie

    Love this dresser, beautiful work

    October 1, 2017 at 9:11 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Janie. I enjoy sharing.

      October 3, 2017 at 6:03 am Reply
  • Michelle J.

    I’d paint Christmas gifts!

    October 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm Reply
  • Nancy "fangles" Brown

    Oh my goodness, I cannot believe that is even the same piece! It had such good bones, but the chalk paint really makes them “POP”! I think I would have to find room to keep that piece! Thank you for sharing! If I won those brushes I think I would have to start out with something a little less intimidating, but would certainly plan on working my way up to some bigger projects.

    October 1, 2017 at 10:18 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I seriously tried to keep it for my girls, but no go. At least someone will enjoy it. Thanks!

      October 3, 2017 at 6:04 am Reply
  • Donna Thackston

    I really enjoyed this “new” application.
    I would use these brushes to finally finish my kitchen cabinets!!! πŸ™‚

    October 1, 2017 at 11:46 pm Reply
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