You’re Invited To An Afternoon Of Painting

Vintage dresser painted with Waverly Chalk Paint

Let’s paint a picture: You’ve just come home from a Sunday morning at the farmer’s market, where you picked up the most beautiful bouquet of flowers you’d ever seen. You’re now sitting down amongst a pile of your favorite books for an afternoon of knitting and hot tea. How inviting does that sound? How inviting does it look? In my opinion, what really makes the scene pop is the beautiful vintage dresser painted with a lovely shade of agave blue. I was recently fortunate enough to spend an afternoon inside this decorated dreamland and experience the magic for myself. In fact, I got to play a part in creating it!

When thinking about who I wanted to be my crafting partner in testing out Waverly’s new line of Inspirations Chalk Paint (available at Walmart), I knew just who to call! Meet my friend Barb Blair. She’s a furniture designer, author, shop owner, and all around super hero based out of Greenville, South Carolina. She’s one of my favorite people in the world and I was overjoyed to get to spend an entire afternoon of crafting and belly laughter with her.

Vintage dresser painted with Waverly Chalk Paint

We kicked the day off by refinishing this vintage dresser with a beautiful shade of Agave blue. I still can’t believe we only used a single jar of Waverly Chalk Paint for the entire dresser! I’m telling you – that little bottle of magic is an amazing investment. The coverage can’t be beat and the finish is smooth and seamless.

Having fun painting with Waverly Chalk Paint

It’s impossible to do a DIY project with a friend and not find an opportunity to cut up a little!

Vintage dresser painted with Waverly Chalk Paint

After painting the dresser, we did a bit of distressing to create a more natural look. We then added a good coat of wax + new hardware to seal the deal. Jump over to Plaid Palette to find the step-by-step tutorial. It’s so simple and the results are mind-boggling!

Drawer lined with Waverly botanical fabric

Once the outside was looking snazzy, we moved on to the inside. I love a lined drawer! It’s an unexpected touch that livens up the entire piece from the inside out. This whimsical botanical Waverly fabric was too lovely to pass up. What a wonderful surprise for anybody who opens it!

Vintage dresser painted with Waverly Chalk Paint

As the day went on, more and more people dropped by the studio. Designers, painters, photographers, creatives of all sorts – talk about a party! A floral designer even came out to do some amazing arrangements for the shoot. Check out those bress bunny drawer pulls! Swoon!

Vintage dresser painted with Waverly Chalk Paint

When the makeover was complete, we got busy setting the perfect stage for this amazing project. Everybody had a hand in adding their own personal touch!

Waverly Paint Party

After all was said and done, we of course had to take a group shot! The day started with a project and ended with a party. That’s the best kind of day, if you ask me.

Vintage dresser painted with Waverly Chalk Paint

Catch the full tutorial here.

  • Chaney Billips

    adorable!! What a fun day for you all!

  • Melissact

    where do the bunny pulls come from?

  • Madison Beaulieu

    Hey there! Let me do a little research and get back to ya!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com Bliss Foster

    Hi Melissact!

    Aren’t those neat?? We actually found them at Anthropologie. And they’re still in stock! Here’s a link:
    http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-hardware/A25040239.jsp#/

  • Melissact

    Cool! Thanks! :)