Turquoise Campaign Dresser

By Kate Riley August 29, 2016

My 12 year old daughter started middle school this year, she is growing up fast! She requested a few changes to her room so I’m in the process of updating a few decorative accents like her curtains and bedding.

The main switcheroo was replacing her old dresser, and since I adore campaign furniture I thought Ave Home’s Harper Campaign Dresser was the perfect piece for the update. My girl loves turquoise blue so that was the color I painted it for her, it’s a stylish new look for one corner of her room.

provence blue campaign dresser

The piece arrived in white, lovely as is but my girl wanted some color and Chalk Paint is a quick way to make it so.

 provence paint

 dresser before after

This was truly one of the easiest makeovers because there was no need to prime the dresser, I simply removed the hardware and layered on a few coats of Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in the color ‘Provence’.

 campaign hardware and paint


Since the piece is flat on all sides, I only needed to roll on three thin coats of paint with a foam roller, I allowed each to dry for a few hours in between and it was done in one day! To protect it, all it needed was a coat of clear wax, I applied it with a clean cotton rag.

 foam roller application


After the wax, all I had to do was reattach the hardware, I so love this color with the brass campaign hardware.

 provence blue chalk paint brass hardware


 ave home turquoise campaign dresser

Thanks so much to Ave Raw for sending this dresser my way, it’s absolutely perfect, and such high quality too. My daughter will love this piece for years to come.

Note that very soon Ave Home is changing their online delivery options. You can place an online order today through August 31st but starting September 1st, AVE Home pieces will then only be available through dealers. However you can also contact Ave Home for a special order if there is no dealer near you.

*This project concludes Part Three of a sponsored partnership with the Ave Raw collection by Ave Home. See also my projects featuring the Colette Desk and the Audrey Butler Tray. All opinions are my own.

Weekend Reading

By Kate Riley August 28, 2016

This weekend is pretty low key, I’m hanging around the house and making progress on a few projects here and there. I finished painting my daughter’s dresser, it’s a beautiful turquoise with brass pulls, I’ll share pictures of that tomorrow. Favorite links below!

 white bedroom

13 ways to accessorize all white rooms.

I’m inspired by this Spanish bungalow renovation.

I’m crazy about the curved rattan bed seen here and here.

Why you need velvet in your home.

This is such a great painted patio DIY project.

Budget friendly flooring improvements.

A chic DIY technique to update an old T shirt.

Cutest ever baby poses on Instagram.

Very cool colorized historical photos.