Soft Pink and Fluff Antique Wardrobe

2 Materials
8 Hours
Barbara Harrington up-cycled this beautiful Antique Wardrobe with Dixie Belle Paint in colors Soft Pink and Fluff!

Step 1: Barbara began her DIY project by cleaning the original dark oak with White Lightening, to remove grease, dirt and wax. Step 2: She then applied a coat of BOSS in clear and allowed it to dry.
Step 3: She then painted the entire piece with Fluff! Step 4: Barbara states, "From the first moment I saw the piece, the small 'swirls' at the top of the wardrobe reminded me of flowers. This inspired me to paint the 'flowers' in a combination of Soft Pink and Peony with Kudzu leaves". Step 5: She then distressed the flowers with sandpaper and added a touch of Voodoo Gel stain, and quickly wiped it off for a softer look.
Step 6: On the bottom of the panels Barbara created a "gingham" design with the Soft Pink and the underlying Fluff. Step 7: She then distressed the bottom panels and added Voodoo gel stain.
Step 8: The top of the wardrobe was embellished with the rose design with a combination of Soft Pink and Peony. Step 9: She then distressed and added the Voodoo gel stain. Step 10: The remainder of the wardrobe was lightly distressed, with no stain. Step 11: Barbara added new door handles and wallpaper to the inside shelves and back. Step 12: She also added in the mirror and painted it with Soft Pink, and distressed.
By: Barbara Harrington

Suggested materials:

  • Dixie Belle Paint - Fluff   (
  • Dixie Belle Paint - Soft Pink   (

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  • Slithy toves Slithy toves on Sep 27, 2020

    It was beautiful before and now it's grotesque!

  • Melinda Record Melinda Record on Jan 09, 2021

    I absolutely LOVE this transformation! Your choice of paper for lining the inside of the wardrobe is perfect plus the added mirror inside is so clever and cool. And of course, painting it white and creating a pink check pattern, then accentuating the scrolled "flowers" makes this wardrobe pop with energy and whimsy. This would be ideal in a little girl's bedroom ... or even a "big" girl's bedroom.

    This wardrobe is such fun ~ you're very talented and creative ~ you did an excellent job!

    Thank you for sharing and inspiring!