General Finishes Chalk Style Paint Revitalizes Ethan Allen Dressers

In honor of our forum sponsors, General Finishes (May 2019) and D. Lawless Hardware (June 2019), I redesigned this trio using the GF beautiful chalk style paint in Midnight Blue along with some glitzy hardware, the Concentric Bright Brass Plated Swan Neck Bail Pulls and the knobs were the Amerock Brass Radiance Oval Knobs.

The two dressers are matching Ethan Allens and the nightstand is a piece I grabbed from my inventory to create a three piece matched set.

You can take several non-matching pieces that are not the same brand/manufacturer and paint and decorate them alike to bring them all together to look like a matched set.


The Befores

EAllen small dresser before
EAllen lg dresser before

My DH cleaned, sanded, and spray primed all three pieces using an oil based primer.

The two dressers and the bedroom closet were obviously matching pieces, but the nightstand wasn't, so we did a little bit of improvising to make them all a set. DH popped out the buttons on the nightstand and filled in the holes before he primed. Then I added raised stenciling on the top drawers of all three pieces.

Camile primed w raised stencil

General Finishes has a really nice navy blue chalk style paint that covers well and is easy to use (afflink): Midnight Blue.

I did two coats of the navy blue and then topcoated the body in a satin water based polyurethane and used a gloss on the tops.

Derrick Lawless from (afflink) gave me the hardware for all three pieces - I highly recommend his store!


The Afters

Navy Blue Nightstand cu
Navy Blue dresser hardware
Navy Blue Tops
Navy Blue drawer
Ethan Allen Stamp
Navy Blue Dresser Tops
Navt Blue Large Dresser
Navy Blue Set of Three Money Shot

Working with reliable products makes the job so much easier and a higher quality you can't get otherwise. Have you attempted matching up mismatched pieces? Here is another set my DD, Jillian and I did a while ago for her master bedroom: Pure & Original Meets HomeRight to Create a Sweet Bedroom Suite.

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3 thoughts on “A Navy Blue Trio – Two Dressers & a Nightstand”

  1. I love General Finishes milk paints but I haven’t tried their chalk paints. The color reminds me of their Coastal Blue which is one of my favorites! Your set came out gorgeous, beautiful shine & the hardware gives a very classy vibe.


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