Peony Bali Hai Dresser

by Restored+restyled
I spotted this sweet faux bamboo dresser on a local Facebook garage sale page and knew I had to have it! This particular style is pretty popular right now and I always have clients looking for them. Here it is in its original state right after we unloaded it into our house.
I sat on this for awhile and finished up another piece, but went back and forth on the color. I knew something bold would be awesome, but couldn't narrow it down! My friend Blanca @llavedesigns sent me a picture of a vibrant pink and I said YES! That's it.

My first step was to scrub this piece down. It was pretty dirty and needed quite a bit of cosmetic work. I used Bondo to fill in some scratches, and then the whole piece got a thorough sanding. The piece had a laminate top, but after doing furniture for awhile, I'm not afraid to tackle laminate. A good sanding, wiping down with a tack cloth, and priming with my favorite Zinsser cover stain gave me a great clean slate for my paint. The primer was sanded smooth with 320 grit and once again the dust was cleaned with a tack cloth.
Ready for paint! I used to Earlex Spraystation to spray this piece. The color I chose was Benjamin Moore Peony, and I had it mixed in Sherwin Williams All Surface Enamel. After experiencing a couple hiccups with the paint/sprayer combo, I finally was able to get this cutie finished up. I sprayed three coats of General Finishes High Performance Poly in Gloss to finish it off for durability.
And the after! Glad I went with this bold color. It sold in a day and went to live in a 6 yr olds bedroom! If you like this makeover, you can follow me on IG @restoredandrestyled where I share more of my makeovers and home projects.

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  • Donna Chappell Seelig Donna Chappell Seelig on Jul 20, 2017

    What did you do to the hardware?

  • Jeannie Anthony Jeannie Anthony on Nov 04, 2018

    I have this chest of drawers with matching mirror, night stand & headboard in excellent condition. HOW can I achieve this look???

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