by laura janning

I was on my way to the beach

April 20, 2012

It all started with our trip to Florida during Spring Break,  when I was on my way to the beach and I stopped over at  my nephews house to bring him his new pillows 
  and his table
Noticing that his place was a bit under furnished in his living space, I suggested that he take a dresser that he was not utilizing out of his bedroom and turn it into a entertainment cabinet. 
  He was reluctant at first , because he thought that it would look "weird" having the same looking furniture in every room of his place ( he has 1 bedroom apartment ) but when I convinced him that I could take care of painting the dresser he was all in favor of the change.
Truth be told, this was also like my "testing lab" where I could try out some ASCP in Graphite
I applied two coats of the paint , and roughed up the edges

 Painted the drawers
 Put the hardware back on
Accessorized with the only two things I could find in the apartment ( I need to work on that)
Then went to the beach!

ps- nephew will be applying the wax to this piece cause Graphite shows every little hand print!

Sharing over at:
The Shabby Nest
Jennifer Rizzo 
Funky Junk Interiors 
The Rooster and The Hen 
It's Overflowing 
Simply Klassic Home
Just Us Four 
DIY Showoff 
Primitive and Proper
Domestically Speaking


  1. I bet he likes the graphite paint. Pretty!

  2. I'm impressed that you painted right on the rug!

    It looks amazing - guess single guys don't put much energy into buying accessories. Maybe he has some empty beer bottles lying around that you could repurpose!

  3. Makes me wish you had to pass by my house on your way to the beach.


  4. You are amazing! And I love what "BLISS" commented! LOL... yes, I wish I was on your way anywhere!

  5. More, more....Laura. I love it!!!!!


  6. I love it, I need some graphite!

  7. Love the shape and love how simple and classy graphite can look. Great job!

  8. What a nice aunt you are and good for you for seeing the potential in that piece! Thanks for sharing - it looks great!
    home sweet nest

  9. Lucky nephew! Maybe I could stop by my bachelor brother's and do the same thing? It would avoid me painting every piece of furniture in our house:)


  10. It looks fantastic! I love the finished look.

  11. Lovely results! Love the color!

  12. Hi Laura,

    A world of different paint makes. I love it.


  13. wow, he should be thrilled. :)

  14. Hi Laura. That dresser/media cab came out so nice! I bet he loves that color. Great idea! I have to ask, do you sand before you wax? I love that you paint in place (i make such a mess to do that). Was wondering if you sand in place too. Sure beats moving the pieces in and out of the garage.
    Thanks! Beth

  15. You've got to be so pleased with that graphite I love it! I love that little boat on top too!

  16. Fabulous Laura - I think i've said it before, but your nephew is a luck, lucky guy!!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic!

  17. Wow, that looks great in that colour!

  18. I am not sure what kind of paint you used? Is ASCP grafite a brand or a color? what did you use to rough it up with? What kind of wax do you recommend? thank you


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