Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Dresser {Emperor’s Silk}

Do you have a hobby? I do, I LOVE to paint. It’s like therapy…with each brushstroke, all my worries seem to disappear. This Annie Sloan chalk painted dresser was a joy to paint and it’s one of my favorites!

Red dresser painted wiht Annie Sloan chalk paint

It makes me happy. Happy that I =>>

  • get to stay at home during the day in this season of my life
  • am able to fill my time with something I love
  • can paint on a whim as a hobby and if I’m lucky, to get paid to do what I love

Do one thing every day that makes you happy
My heart is filled with JOY and I am so thankful that my husband works so hard to provide for our family and I have the time to care for and nurture our little ones, and at the same time have time to nurture my own soul.
 
The JOY makes me a better mom, a better wife, a better friend…a happier person.

We don’t have the biggest house on the block or drive the newest cars, but we have way more than we deserve. Our family is rich with good health, great memories and full of love.

Red dresser closeup detail

Love Annie Sloan paints?

Me too! Here’s a great inspiring book of projects you can tackle with her paints!

Annie Sloan Paints Everything: Step-by-step projects for your entire home, from walls, floors, and furniture, to curtains, blinds, pillows, and shadesAnnie Sloan Paints Everything: Step-by-step projects for your entire home, from walls, floors, and furniture, to curtains, blinds, pillows, and shadesAnnie Sloan Paints Everything: Step-by-step projects for your entire home, from walls, floors, and furniture, to curtains, blinds, pillows, and shades

 

Old Dresser

We are content and it feels good to be in that place. We cherish what we do have…like my late grandmother’s old dresser.  I can remember seeing it in her bedroom as early as when I was five – the same age as my daughter who now is now its new owner.  It has been moved around, scratched up, and dented a bit but I have held on to it nonetheless…and the memories.

Old dresser
Baby girl has accumulated lots of books with nowhere to store them.

Old dresser and hutch filled with books

So, I decided it was time for an upgrade.
Not a crazy expensive upgrade but the perfect $25 upgrade!

Hutch for sale online for only $25
It’s perfect!

Just not loving the brown anymore.
 
~~~Back to my Happy Place~~~

I am so thankful that my family puts up with my quirky Curb Alert! hobby, my silly trash to treasure finds, and my big brain ideas. 

Ideas like painting things RED! Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk Red! I am sure you got the hint of red from the above-leading pictures.
 
I get such a sense of fulfillment when I finish a piece that turns out just the way I imagined. This one turned out exactly the way I wanted!

Wnnie Sloan chalk painted dresser - Emperor's silk

Emperor’s Silk Red Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Dresser

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
Clear Wax
Dark Wax
Distressed Edges
Beautiful Hardware pulls
Drawers with gorgeous liners anjd beautiful hardware

Just enough room for lots of books!

More closeup details of the dresser
And let’s not forget the drawers!

Open drawers showing off beautiful liner
“Do one thing every day that makes you happy”

xoxo Today I painted xoxo
 
What makes YOU happy?

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