I’m sure by now that you’ve heard that there’s a baby girl on way! Yep, my first granddaughter will be here soon and I painted an old dresser for her nursery. I think it’s the perfect shade of pink.
I originally bought this dresser more than ten years ago at an auction for $5. Unfortunately I don’t have a photo and what it looked like then, but it was just plain stained wood. I painted it (rather primitively – and I don’t mean that in a good way!) This was way before there were blogs ; ) I just got out my stash of craft paints, stamps and stencils and went to it! My daughter (who was about 12 at the time loved it and that’s all that mattered!
Flash forward 12 years and she still has that old dresser and asked me to paint it for her daughter’s nursery.
It took about five coats of primer to cover all of that hideous, er I mean beautiful mess!
After the primer was good and dry, I mixed up a batch of homemade chalk paint. You can see other pieces that I have painted with homemade chalk paint here.
I used the original drawer pulls. Just a quick spray of Krylon Metallic Spray Paint in Gold made them look better than new!
Using a Q-tip, my daughter filled in the small recesses on the corners with gold metallic craft paint (her hand is steadier than mine ; ) And seriously, how cute are those baby shoes!
We finished the piece off with some Miss Mustard Seed White Wax and buffed it to a smooth finish. I think it’s the perfect shade of pink, don’t you?
And here’s one more before and after.
My daughter also has an old chest of drawers that she wants me to paint. I plan on using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint on that piece so be sure to come back for that one!
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Danelle - Tattered Treasures says
I love it too. Would you mind sharing the color? We have a lot of people come into our store requesting a great soft pink. It looks fabulous!
Thanks Danelle! The paint is Behr Premium Ultra in Strawberry Yogurt.
Julia @ It's Always Ruetten says
So cute! Auctions can be such a steal! Your (new) dresser looks like the twin to my Pink Bankers Chair! http://itsalwaysruetten.blogspot.com/2013/11/pink-bankers-chair.html You did a really great job!
Thank you Julia! And it does look like the twin to your chair! I love it. Thanks for stopping by!
Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body says
This is LOVELY! It will be stunning in your granddaughter’s nursery. Pinning!
Thank you Tasha! I can’t wait until she gets here! And thanks so much for pinning!
Joanna Sormunen says
What a cute drawer! You did an amazing job with it! And great job with the instructions.
It looks beautiful, and practical, a winning combination! I love the gold detail your daughter put on the sides, with those handles it looks great.
Shelly- minettesmaze.blogspot.com/ says
This is soo quaint and beautiful! I really love the softness of the pink. I’m pinning this one to our talent board! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!
Thank you so much Shelly! I love the softness of the pink, too! Thanks also for the pin!
Wow! This is awesome! Thanks for sharing with Sharing It Sunday. I’m definitely pinning this one!
Thank you Michele! I appreciate the pin!
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