A Dresser Flip Worthy of Audrey Hepburn

I had always wanted to learn how to use chalk paint. I’d seen those beautiful flipped pieces on social media. When I discovered that a hair salon a half mile from my house not only sells chalk paint, but also teaches classes, I jumped on it. I called immediately and signed up my ever-adventurous friend and myself for a class. The day of the class when I pulled out two drawers of a “someday project” in my basement, my friend declared that was the dresser her bedroom had been waiting for. We hauled the drawers down to the hair salon for our first lesson in chalk paint. I was hooked! The second lesson, the chalk paint teacher offered to come to my house so we could finish the whole dresser. It was only a few hours, and the entire dresser had been transformed using Dixie Belle primer, paint, and finishing wax, along with some fun silver gilding wax in the ornate details. I found the chalk paint and the metallic wax to be forgiving and easy to fix if you make a mistake. You can sand it back and start again, or you can add more water for a less solid look, which is what we did for this driftwood effect. For the finishing touch, we spray painted the old brass pulls a glossy black for a stunning contrast on the French Provincial dresser that now resides below Audrey Hepburn, a perfect place for such a beauty.