Create a Colorful Chalkboard Dresser
Give a boring, old dresser a playful new style with colorful chalkboard paint.
- water-based primer
- chalkboard paint (tinted to the color of your choice)
- extra-fine sanding pad
- tack cloth
- drop cloth
Prep Work Area and Dresser
Protect work area with a drop cloth. Remove all hardware and drawers from dresser. Tip: Place hardware together in a zipped baggie so no screws are lost.
Sand all dresser surfaces to knock down any existing finish then remove all dust with tack cloth.
Brush a smooth layer of primer onto dresser and drawer surfaces. Let dry three hours then lightly sand primed areas to eliminate any rough spots. Wipe clean with tack cloth.
Brush a consistent layer of chalkboard paint onto dresser and drawer surfaces; allow to dry three hours.
Sand Between Coats
Sand down any raised areas before applying the second coat of chalkboard paint. Wipe clean with tack cloth.
Apply Second Coat
Brush on second coat of chalkboard paint and allow to dry three hours.
Treat Painted Surfaces With Chalk
Prepare dresser for writing by covering surfaces with a large chalk stick on its side. Tip: This step prevents any future chalk phrases from being "burned" into the surface and allows markings to be fully erasable.
Rub chalk into painted surface then wipe away with towel.
Help kids stay organized by labeling each drawer. Alternately, you can add a favorite quote or saying or allow kids to add their own chalk artwork.