How To Create A Mind Blowing Furniture Transformation
Got that piece of furniture that needs a kick in the pants transformation? Well, I’ve got the boot! Not all furniture paints are created equal so you’ll want to be sure to use a chalk paint that offers outstanding coverage and premium quality.
Let me first explain where my inspiration came from this month for this mind-blowing furniture transformation.
This post is my entry for the July Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest!
The featured paint company is a brand called CeCe Caldwell, and I must tell you how outstanding this chalk paint is before the reveal.
I was so fortunate to get this paint in exchange for my entry into to this contest. This post is sponsored by CeCe Caldwell Paints.
About the brand:
CeCe Caldwell Paints are poured carefully by hand and meticulously overseen from conception to completion. They are committed to making the world a better place by creating natural, non-toxic products that are safe for everyone. CeCe’s Paints are ideal for the retailer, seasoned professional, or first-time DIY-er who want the satisfaction of aesthetic quality and the reassurance of eco-friendly manufacturing.
This paint is unlike anything I’ve ever used before.
This is the paint color I used on the chest.
The coverage is a dream and the overall quality is outstanding!
Now, for the reveal of my mind-blowing transformation. I say mind-blowing because it truly is.
Some back story first – my mother passed over 30 years ago and left me a few pieces of her furniture to remember her. This chest of drawers is one of them. It’s at least over 50 years old and had some visible wear and tear. I thought staining it was the thing to do and it turned out too dark but, I left it in that state as knew someday I would refinish it once again. You can see the process I used to stain it here.
As you can see, it was way too dark and really dragged my bedroom down. I am thrilled I was able to transform this chest into a bright, chic, and stunning piece of furniture.
I decided to leave some of the original walnut trim around each drawer as a detail, and I’m so glad I did. I think it finished this dresser perfectly.
Here is a dramatic before and after picture. Wow!
I love having this chest of drawers for my makeup storage!
I also decided to leave the original hardware intact too which adds another element of overall charm to the dresser.
After the two coats of paints fully dried, I finished it with Ce Ce Caldwell’s Flat Matte no gloss finish.
This no gloss finish is a water-resistant brush-on sealer that will leave your project with a matte, almost chalky protective finish.
I hope you were able to get some inspiration today for your pieces of furniture that need a transformation!
You can see all the entries for the Fab Furniture Flippin’ Contest as they come in by visiting
This contest is a lot of fun and if you are a blogger/furniture flipper you can join in as well. Just email info@for more information.
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