Thursday, August 11, 2011

So Sweet

I finished this dresser yesterday and thought I would share the before and after with you even though my pictures didn't turn out so great.  


I started out by adding the wood onlay to the front back (did that make sense lol) then I painted it with Barely Pink three coats in an eggshell finish.  I used Old White chalk paint to make a wash using about 3 to 1 water and paint and went over it with that.  


The drawer pulls were mixed matched so I kep the three that matched and added the two on the large drawer and painted them all with Old White chalk paint.  It turned out so sweet!  I then waxed it with a light wax.


To care for a piece painted like this just spray with any cleaner then re-coat with a light wax.  Buff if you want a sheen or don't buff if you like the aged look. This dresser would be great in a young girls room or even an adults with that shabby chic, cottage decor. 


Hope this inspires you to get out that paint brush. Here are the before and afters.


Sad isn't it?






Sigh, I really need to take some photography classes.












I should have pics of a buffet ready for tomorrow.  Thanks for looking.


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5 comments:

WhyCuzICan said...

Very sweet result and the whisper of pink color is just what she needed. Very cute job you did there :)

Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's Linky Party today.

~Suzanne in IL

Peggy57 said...

Thank you Suzanne.

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens this is over the moon fabulous! I love it!
Hugs,
Olivia

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Please come see my Pink, when you get a chance. Happy weekend!

LV said...

It does not take much to confuse me. I saw the date on this post and thought I had taken the wrong path. You did an excellent makeover on the dresser. However, I like the antinque look as well. I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw you lived in Bivins, Texas. My home town is Atlanta and I go back two or three times a year. I have been in Fort Worth since 1964. Glad I found another East Texas blogger.

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