Tall French Dresser Makeover

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Happy Veteran’s Day weekend everyone!

Thank you is never enough to express gratitude to those who have served our country,

but to each and every person who has fought for our freedom


You are appreciated beyond words…

This past week I got a bit derailed with my posts because

I got some yucky 24 hr. flu – you know, the kind

that “lasts” 24 hrs., but takes you about 3 days to feel normal again.

Yay for best friends, right?

Despite it all, I’m SUPER happy to say that I was able to get $5 in my tips jar this week.

Yay! Man, I’m lovin’ that little motivational system. Lol  :-)

Today I have a quick before and after for you.








This was one of those pieces I had many “conversations” with.

I started with a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.


Paint it white. Paint it WHITE. Paint what will sell….fast.

Just paint it white….

My husband saw the mint green can of paint sitting next to it,

an oops Valspar color I had picked up a long time ago for $5.

He’s like, “Don’t do it Anneke…just paint it white.”


I TRIED!!! I really did, and I just COULDN’T!

It was practically begging me to be fun, bright, girly and special.

I LOVE the mint!

(which was not distressed and sealed with brush-on polycrylic)

Personally, I like to think she loves her makeover with blinged out hardware. ;-)

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  1. So pretty. I love the green. I just feel painting white all the time can get a bit old and boring. I love how fun she looks with this color!

    • It IS hard when you’re the one painting isn’t it? It’s always a beautiful fresh piece for the person buying it, but this was definitely a fun piece to paint. Thank you so much!

  2. Funny! I just had the same conversation with a French dresser… But the white won out! Love. Love. Love. The green though :)

  3. Okay, I am LOVING mint right now too – but you’re right, white always sells quickest. :/ Someone will fall in love with it though – it looks great!

  4. Love it!! I always hear people say that white sells the fastest, but I can’t remember the last time I painted something white; goes back to my Christopher Lowell days. Righth now, I can only think of a few things that I’ve ever even painted white (of course it’s mighty early – lol :D ) Maybe I should bust some out, but for the past year I can’t paint fast nearly fast enough in the 100 hours a week I put in, so I don’t think I could handle things selling any faster.

    • Isn’t that funny! I think it depends on the area too and the demand for certain pieces. White is just classic I guess. 100 hrs. is CrAzY girl!!!

  5. I’m glad you painted it mint! Everyone needs at least one colorful piece of furniture :) xo Kristin

  6. I just love this, and the knobs makes it more interesting. Thanks for sharing, kay

  7. Good decision to go mint! It might not sell as fast, but it’s super fun and has some personality!

    • Thanks Kelly! I was praying it would sell fast and it DID! Someone picked it up the day you commented!!! It’s going to be in a little baby girl’s room still waiting her sweet arrival. :-)

  8. I really love the mint color, nice job!!


  9. Hello,

    So with this dresser, you painted it white with chalk paint, then painted it in the mint? Do you know what the exact color is called? Did you seal it at all? Sand it prior?

    I have an old dresser/night stand set that I’m wanting to re-do but scared because I don’t want to screw up the process in any way!!

    Thank you so much for your input!! Love the piece! :)

    • Hi Kaitlyn! As for the dresser, I was going to paint it in Annie Sloan Old White, but couldn’t resist doing a fun color. The mint that I put over it was from a gallon of “oops” paint I picked up at the hardware store, so I’m sorry I can’t help with the color. I did seal the entire piece by brushing on satin Polycrylic, but usually latex or oil based paints are fine on their own when they cure for 2-3 weeks. I hope that helps!

  10. I love love this dresser – do you use a foam roller or brush to paint on the mint? Or do you spray? Trying to figure out the best way to eliminate streaks!

  11. I feel your pain! I know that white sells but I often have trouble painting certain pieces white too. It’s GORGEOUS!

    On a side note… your adorable dog looks JUST like one that my Dad had… her name was Ink Spot because she was just a tiny Lil black bundle of puppy kisses when he first got her. She lived to be almost 14 and was a true part of the family! We all still miss her.

  12. Just beautiful! I have literally just picked up a French Dresser similar to this one, and was already thinking of using ASCP Duck Egg. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Jill Smith says:

    DARN! I was so hoping I’d be able to figure out the name of this color. I’ve been thru at least four valspar colors and haven’t hit the right one yet. This one is perfect, but now how to figure the right shade…

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