Alicia Wilkerson
Alicia Wilkerson
  • Hometalker
  • Waynesville, NC

Pink again, but different.


My grandmothers pink dresser was a magical thing for me as a child. I loved going to that top right drawer to get her tin of bobby pins so she could pin curl my hair.
pink again but different, painted furniture
For several years it sat in storage at my parents home. In my minds eye I could still see how pretty it was, but the reality of its condition was an eye opener when we finally moved it to our house.
pink again but different, painted furniture
It had taken quite a beating and there were multiple layers of paint.
pink again but different, painted furniture
But it had lovely details and I just had to rescue it for my master bedroom makeover. The plan was to strip it down, repaint it and then set a vessel sink in it for my new vanity.
pink again but different, painted furniture
My husband spent hours scraping paint....and let's be honest...you know what he would have rather been doing....
pink again but different, painted furniture
After getting the paint off, I stained the top. It wasn't in as bad a condition as I'd thought it would be. At this point I was seriously doubting that I'd have the heart to cut holes in this.
pink again but different, painted furniture
The top I left with just the stain. The rest I painted a dark lavender with a crackle coat and then ballet slippers pink over that. This is the vessel sink sitting on it...but no, I couldn't do it.
pink again but different, painted furniture
I'm certain my grandmother would approve of the transformation. Our master bedroom makeover is still underway. So here is a teaser...my grandmothers photo on the dresser with the painting that has been my inspiration for color choices in the room.

Top Hometalk Projects

Gardeners: Copy These 28 Stunning Ways To Display Your Plants
23 DIY Wall Clocks That'll Transform Your Whole Room
31 Space-Saving DIY Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
31 Coastal Decor Ideas Perfect For Your Home
15 Amazing Things You Can Make With Dollar Store Gems
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
15 Pieces Of Furniture That DIYers Built From Scratch
The Easiest Ways to Grow a Bumper Crop of Tomatoes
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home
21 Ways to Have More Polka Dots in Your Life
27 Gorgeous Update Ideas For Your Bedroom
11 Unexpected Ways to Use Spices in Your Home

Have a question about this project?

Join the conversation

3 of 43 comments
Your comment...