Dresser Makeover with Valspar Chalky Finish Paint

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I’m not the most patient person when it comes to DIY projects. I don’t want to invest days or weeks on fancy finishing techniques or days between paint drying times to get the results I want! I’m guessing there are a few others of you like me and if you happen to be one of them, this review is definitely something you’ll enjoy! When I decided a dresser makeover was on the horizon I knew that chalk paints had a reputation for being easy to use and best of all, didn’t require a ton of sanding or priming to complete! Perfect! When I saw one of these products from the Valspar brand, Valspar Chalky Finish Paint, I figured it would be worth trying!

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - Splendry review

A review of Valspar Chalky Finish Paint on Splendry

I wanted to redo an old dresser that had been sitting in our garage (for years!) and now that I’m in need of a dresser/changing table it was time to make it happen! The Valspar instructions seemed easy enough to follow  for the type of finish I wanted – two coats of paint, a coat of sealing wax, and an optional top coat if I wanted a more glossy finish. The small paint can didn’t seem large enough to cover the dresser (boy was I wrong!) so two cans of paint were mixed and purchased, along with a can of the sealing wax.

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - dresser makeover on Splendry

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint review on Splendry

After wiping down the dresser really well the dresser got a light sanding all over, though I honestly don’t think this would have been necessary!. Once I started applying the paint it was easy to see how thick it was and how far a little bit would go! Another plus to note here, there was pretty much zero odor to this paint. I was prepared to turn over the project entirely to my mom as I’m currently pregnant but I had no hesitation picking up a brush once I realized there were no fumes at all!

One coat of Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - Splendry

one coat of Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - Splendry one coat applied of Valspar Chalky Finish Paint on dresser drawers - Splendry

I let the paint dry overnight and the second coat went on.

Second coat of Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - Splendry Second coat applied of Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - Splendry

Take a look at how much paint we used from this one can. This is with two coats covering the entire dresser and drawers.

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint can - Splendry

That’s crazy! Considering I now have two cans of it I’m pretty sure I’ll be painting most of the other furniture in my house with it!

After allowing the second coat to dry overnight it was time for the wax.

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint sealing wax - Splendry

For the wax you’re supposed to apply a thin coat and then wipe off the excess after a minute or so. The finish was still a little rougher than I had wanted so I opted to apply a top coat over the wax.

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint drawers with top coat - Splendry

After one coat of the top coat I was a little worried about the paint streaking but it dried perfectly!

Finished dresser makeover with Valspar Chalky Finish Paint - Splendry Finished dresser makeover with Valspar Chalky Finish Paint 2- Splendry Finished dresser makeover with Valspar Chalky Finish Paint 3 - Splendry

Overall this paint was SO incredibly easy to use and the results were exactly what I was hoping for! I would highly recommend this product!

Valspar Chalky Finish Paint dress makeover - Splendry

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Jamie

Jamie

Stylist and Blogger at JK Style
Jamie loves a little black dress, chips and salsa, and is obsessed with subscription boxes. She tries to maintain an air of sophisticated city life while actually living next to a wheat field. Or is it alfalfa? Corn? She doesn’t know. You can find her blogging about style and shopping at JK Style.
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