Girly Pink Dresser

Find out all of the products Mary from Orphans With MakeUp used for this gorgeous girly dresser by reading all about the transformation below!
Hello it’s Mary from Orphans With MakeUp and today I am sharing a very pink project to take away your winter blues! I wanted a girly, girly rustic look.
To achieve this, I sanded the top a little and applied a bit of stain and then wiped most of it off. The top had lots of dings accumulated over time and I did not want to take away from that. The stain was merely to emphasize the dings. I then waited 24 hours and sealed the wood top with 3 coats of Tough Coat.
For the body of the dresser I first scuff-sanded and then applied 2 coats of Vintage Cupcake. After drying, to tone down the pink just a touch, I added a few spoons of Vintage Cupcake in a cup and lightened it with a few drops of Vanilla Frosting and then diluted this with a lot of water. I brushed this wash over the body of the dresser randomly and after drying, distressed it quite heavily.
I sealed it with the Natural Wax and then to emphasize the engraved and carved details, I also added some White Wax. I found the easiest way to get the white wax in the engraving was to push it in with my fingers.
The original hardware was a little dull and so I revived the brass with Pocket Watch Metallic Cream. I love how the gold and pink go together.
For a fresh and clean look, the interior drawers were painted in Lazy Linen.
Here is the “Before” picture. To make this dressier have a bit more presence I added a backsplash and two wood appliqués on the left and right side of the body.
I hope you enjoyed this transformation.
Have a great day.

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  • Deana Deana on Feb 05, 2016
    Could you tell me where you got those lovely pink curtains? I live in SK and cannot find anything like it here. Thanks.

  • Dee Bowie Dee Bowie on Feb 21, 2016
    How long did the process take,what paint did you use

  • Joanie Joanie on May 12, 2017
    Did you distress the hardware or clean if up to shine gold?

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