Fast Fix: Kids Rooms

Create a Colorful Chalkboard Dresser

Give a boring, old dresser a playful new style with colorful chalkboard paint.

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Materials Needed:

  • dresser
  • water-based primer
  • chalkboard paint (tinted to the color of your choice)
  • paintbrush
  • extra-fine sanding pad
  • tack cloth
  • chalk
  • towel
  • 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 Surface

Sand all dresser surfaces to knock down any existing finish then remove all dust with tack cloth.

Apply Primer

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.

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