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How To Paint Bedroom Furniture With No Wax Chock Paint

It’s easy to paint bedroom furniture with Miss Lillian’s No-Wax Chock Paint which is a chalk finish paint type (not the same as chalk paint, but better).

The paint goes on well and dries fast and you have to love the no-wax part. I happen to know the creative lady behind the paint. Her name is Marilyn and she sells the paint line at the shop where I have a booth. 

chest of drawers before painting

I paid more for the chest of drawers than I normally would but I simply love the feet and the knobs. I don’t know what it is about those wood knobs but they get me every time. And I looked at this piece several times over the course of a few weeks before I bit the bullet and bought it. The cost was $75.

I painted the chest of drawers with a pink color then did a lighter pink wash over the top and I absolutely love how it turned out. I think one of the things that makes it so pretty is the wood knobs. Patting myself on the back and doing the happy dance.

Today is Furniture Fixer Upper day and my friends have some fabulous projects to show off. Links at the bottom of the post. Let’s talk about my project first.

dirty furniture

The chest of drawers needed a bit of work too. Plus it was really dirty. When cleaning furniture it’s important to clean it inside and out top to bottom. I used the shop vac to remove what I could of the dust then I used a wet rag and Simple Green to finish the job.

repairing furniture


Some of the drawer bottoms were out of alignment and were held in place by an abundance of nails. The JTS fixed everything up for me. Most times it takes longer to make the furniture repairs than paint the furniture.

how to make repairs on a furniture drawer (1)


A few of the drawer joints were loose and we used wood glue and clamps to fix those up. It’s usually best to let the glue dry for several hours or over night.

furniture project ready to paint

Once all of the repairs were made I removed the wood knobs and set the pieces on a drop cloth…..ready for paint. Once the knobs are removed I place a bit of painter’s tape over the screw hole on the inside of the drawer so paint won’t leak inside.

Miss Lillians No-Wax Chock Paint
Miss Lillians No-Wax Chock Paint


The two colors of Chock Paint I used for the makeover are Blushing Cheeks (the darker color) and Spun Sugar. When I was in the shop I couldn’t decide what color I wanted so I bought both and it worked out great.

Chock Paint Instructions (from the Chock Paint Website:

  1. Shake the jar vigorously
  2. Open the jar and stir well
  3. Apply several THIN coats of paint
  4. Allow paint to dry thoroughly between coats. Drying time is fast, but varies depending on weather conditions such as humidity, etc.
  5. For high traffic surfaces such as kitchen tables ,we recommend extra protection by applying one of our Luster Topcoats.

painting furniture


This is how everything looked after one coat of chock paint. I’ve found that usually pinks and sometimes reds don’t cover very well. For this makeover, I had to use 3 coats of paint to cover the dark wood. I made the decision to paint the knobs the same color instead of white.

Miss Lillian's No-Wax Chock Paint thinned with water for a paint wash

I thought the pink was a little dark and too one note for me so what to do now? How about a light color wash similar to a whitewash? I added water to the Spun Sugar color…..ratio of water to paint was about 1:3. I didn’t really use the mixture as a wash, which would be much thinner. I wanted to heavily dry brush the Spun Sugar over the Blushing Cheeks color.

spun suger watered down and brushed over blushing cheeks color in Miss Lillian's Chock Paint

I brushed lightly over the darker color not painting over the entire surface. You can see what I mean in the above photo. The Spun Sugar was still wet in this photo. It dried darker and blended in.

paint furniture pink

I used a heavier coat of Spun Sugar on the knobs to make them lighter and for better contrast between them and the chest. I really love those knobs.

use pretty paper to line furniture drawers
use pretty paper to line furniture drawers

The pretty girly chest of drawers called for some bold scrapbook drawer liner……found at Hobby Lobby. It’s always nice to add little touches like this. When a buyer or owner opens the drawer they just have to smile.


Paint bedroom furniture pink with Miss Lillian's No Wax Chock Paint


You might notice that I did a very little bit of distressing. I mean just a tiny tiny bit. Just a few areas here and there. I couldn’t resist. You guys know I’m not called “The Queen of Distressing” for nothing.

Paint Bedroom Furniture With Chalk Finish Paint

I can’t tell you guys how happy I am with this makeover. It isn’t over-the-top gorgeous or an outstanding piece of furniture…..I just like it. Pink is one of my favorite soft colors.

pink chest of drawers with wood knobs
How to paint bedroom furniture pink.

I have a video showing how to whitewash furniture below……

How To Whitewash Furniture

I like this paint. I didn’t use a primer and the paint didn’t need it. The sheen is not flat and not satin. Kind of in between I guess. And as the name says…..no waxing. Gotta love that.

(This post first appeared on Petticoat Junktion in April 2018. It has been updated with new information and photos)

Let me know what you think of the project and take the Furniture Fixer Upper Tour by clicking the pink text links under the “before makeover” photo.

furniture fixer uppers April before makeover photo

Tall Lingerie – Just The Woods
Mid-Century Modern Dresser – Prodigal Pieces
Bar Cabinet – Interior Frugalista
Thrifty Headboard Bench – Confessions of a Serial Diyer
Floral Decoupage Bookcase – Girl In The Garage
Chock Paint Project – Petticoat Junktion (you are here)

how to paint furniture with no wax chock paint similar to chalk paint

Thanks for being here and have a great weekend, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. I love the soft color! Thanks for sharing this paint line with us….I’ll give it a try!

  2. Very pretty! I notice a scrape on the before chest. Did you have to sand that out before painting?

  3. I love this !! Great job . We are expecting a grandbaby soon, if it’s a girl…. this would be perfect ! Thanks for sharing

  4. Surprising makeover, I would have never guessed it was painted. Looks like something I’d purchase from a store it looks so good!

  5. So pretty! I will definitely have to try that paint. I love chalk paint, I hate the waxing.

  6. Kathy, this is adorable! Love the color – reminds me of cotton candy at the county fair in summer. We were both thinking “girly” makeovers this month.

  7. It’s very pretty. I do wonder why she spells her paint line “chock,” instead of chalk, though.

  8. What a pretty color, even the paint color names are adorable. Lov’n the feet and knobs on this dresser too and perfect for the soft feminine paint color. Pinned

  9. This is such a pretty color combo and I probably would have caved and paid that too…such a pretty piece! XO

  10. Very pretty!!! Wish I could sell my girls on pink now, haha! We’re going to have to do a little drawer lining for sure around here! Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Love the pink! Most little girls love pink and I think grown women are little girls deep down inside 🙂

  12. I’m just lovin’ the pink vibe and how it reminds me of my favorite pink peonies that are coming soon. Yay! So pretty, Kathy.